The girl, who lived in Zhejiang province, complained of being constipated, not being able to eat, and was suffering from stomachaches. According to Chinese media reportsher parents finally sent her to the hospital on May Doctors deduced that the shadows were actually around a hundred undigested tapioca pearls from bubble tea she had consumed.
Their scales act as armour against natural predators but offer no defence against poachers. Despite a commercial trade ban for wild-caught pangolins in Asia, the illegal trade is thriving. Consumers are willing to pay increasingly high prices for their meat, which is being plated up at banquets across the East as a luxury food.
The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence as its tasty meat is served up at banquets across Asia, conservationists have warned. The mysterious mammal, also known as a pangolin, is the prey of poachers with more than one million believed to have been snatched from the wild in the past decade. The illegal trade is flourishing for, besides being a luxury food, pangolin scales are also used in Chinese medicine to treat conditions such as psoriasis and poor circulation.
Ronald Huff, 42, had his face, hands and stomach organs devoured by seven 6ft-long Nile monitor lizards he let roam free in his flat. The huge reptiles - flesh-eating, venomous and endemic to Africa - were found by cops covered in their owner's blood and were hissing aggressively at the officers. To date Ronald's death remains one of the most terrifying and bizarre instances of a human being eaten by their pets. Ronald's body was found by cops propped up against the front door of the apartment with the enormous lizards feasting on his corpse.
From the topic Life. Taiwan has banned the selling and eating of cats and dogs after a series of cruelty cases that caused widespread outrage. The new law tackles long-standing cultural beliefs about the benefits of eating dogs - for example, eating black dogs in winter is supposed to help you stay warm.
The array of food was featured to highlight the wonderful food culture of Singapore. By now, everyone would have probably heard of or watched Crazy Rich Asians. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Singapore-born author Kevin Kwan.
Great post, as usual. Asia is a big place, with many different countries, environments, cultures and people. My husband lived in Japan for 6 years and he can confirm first-hand that people consume a LOT of tofu and soy milk.
There are a few animals that can survive being eaten, and the skill might help them spread and colonise new regions. It was probably the trip of a lifetime. Inbiologists on an expedition to East Timor in southeast Asia spotted a brahminy blind snake wriggling out of somewhere quite unexpected: the rear end of a common Asian toad. Mark O'Shea from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and his colleagues witnessed the unusual event by chance after finding the pair under a rock.
Short of cannibalism, the most controversial issues in meat-eating today are likely the consumption of dog meat —due to our social and sentimental attachments to the canine species—and the practice of eating live animals. A article in The Guardian ignited heavy opinions for opening discussion about Copenhagen restaurant noma 's dish of still-writhing langoustine ; since, the issue has popped up here and there in editorials and YouTube videos. But in some corners of the world, there is less taboo assigned to eating the still-breathing.