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Overland Expo West

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Gyoaz, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Mar 24, 2020 at 2:42 PM
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    Well the truth of it is, the virus we are dealing with is a 99% match to one that is found in Pangolins. Those animals already protected and illegal, China has a huge problem with illegal exotic animal markets, like the one in Wuhan where this started. China had this outbreak in November and tried to cover it up by threatening any media or doctors that tried to talk about it and let it get completely out of control before letting anyone know it existed. Id say that was the extent of the cover up, but its out in the open now. This new law is just to try and have some good publicity like they are trying to do something about it but its really not.
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    They need a Fish and Game Dept??
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    Hmmmmmmmmm, I can't imagine that business would shut down. China apparently makes a very profitable net with all these animals...
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    Been to China. They will eat any animal. Dogs, cats, horses, snakes, scorpions, beetles, rats, eels, etc. are just a few of the things I saw for sale from street vendors while walking the streets of Beijing at night. Strangely enough, they find some of the stuff we eat to be pretty gross. The difference is we have strict regulations and enforcement of food processing, storage, and distribution, and they do not.

    China gov loves good news stories though. Always important to be painted in a good light, to the rest of the world, no matter what the truth is.
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    Curious, Did you try some of the exotic food?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    Nope. I have a sensitive stomach so I have to be careful what I eat when I travel. A girl I was with tried scorpion-on-a-stick though.
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    Did she like the taste of it?
     
  8. Mar 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    She said it wasn't too bad. They had live scorpions, then they stab them with a short stick, and pop them in the boiler/fryer thing for a bit until they are ready. Some were dipped in some kind of spicy sauce.

    They seem to cook most of their street food while it's alive, which is pretty brutal. And zero f***s given by anyone.
     
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  9. Mar 25, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    Cooking Animals Alive Is Extremely Brutal:help:I'm Sure These Are There Inside Thoughts
     
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  10. Mar 27, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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    What about crab and lobster? We cook them alive and dont think twice.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    I never thought about that, how bought if bought frozen?
     
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  12. Mar 29, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    Crabs are boiled on the crabbing boats before being sold. I'm not sure about lobster.
     
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