I’ll just put up with the sexual problems, thanks…

August 17, 2006

Ewwwwwww! This is like one of those gross-out games that kids play, and these guys in the picture win for sure.  They’re blending up a big old batch of skinned frog, which some folks think cures fatigue, sexual problems and other stuff.  You should thank me for not choosing some of the other photos from this series, and you should send me money for not using the one of a happy customer chugging his soda fountain glass full of lip-smacking pureed frog.shake300.jpg                                    

 Bertha Piranes prepares to blend a skinned frog to make a juice popular with working-class Peruvians who believe the drink can cure illnessess ranging from fatigue to sexual impotency, at a market in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, August 16, 2006.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo 

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Ha! People go to great lengths to point the proverbial finger at Canadians for clubbing baby seals off the coast of Newfoundland, and yet blending frogs goes relatively unremarked. Will Paul McCartney and his ex stage a highly publicized protest against this treatment of frogs? This whole thing smacks of discriminatory human-to-animal treatment.

Posted by Janet | Report as abusive

[...] I’ll just put up with the sexual problems, thanks… [...]

Yes, people do point the “proverbial finger” at Canadians for killing baby seals.
But let’s examine the differences here:
1. The killing of baby seals is bordering on exploitation. For thousands of years, native peoples have been harvesting seals. However, there is a difference between harvesting a sustatinable amount of seals and exploiting them. At the rate the Canadians are going, the seal popluations will be wiped out.
2. Seals are used for fur (among other things, but mostly their fur). As, conscientious human beings, we should all realize that there are better things to wear than dead animals. Frogs are being eaten. No one wears frog skin. There is a major difference between food and fashion.
3. How many people drink frog slurpies? How many people wear seal fur? Think about it.
4. Clubbing a baby seal is cruel. It’s not like they just shoot them and get it over with. They club them, kick them, and hook them. Sure, it’s cruel to skin a frog too. But I’d be willing to bet that these frogs die relatively quickly and are not tortured like the baby seals.

Hope you’re proud of yourself, Janet.

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