2011年8月23日星期二

第七章 我如何成為素食者 3

Shravasti Dhammika, To EAT OR NOT TO EAT MEAT: A BUDDHIST REFLECTION

Chapter 7 How I became a vegetarian

3.  Then it dawned on me. The chickens were slightly putrid, in places their yellowish-white skin was going green or gray and the stench of decay wafted up into my nostrils. The man was sticking a needle attached to the hose into each chicken and as he did so the boy pumped the cylinder. In countries like Cambodia, when a butcher’s or fish monger’s wares have gone off, it is sometimes pumped full of formalin to disguise the putrefaction so it can continue to be sold. Of course this is illegal but in such countries the enforcement of health regulations are rather lax.

達爾卡法師 著   伍煥炤 譯 :《吃肉還是不吃肉:佛教的反思》

第七章   我如何成為素食者

3.  然後我明白了。這些雞隻已經輕微腐爛,部份黄白色的雞皮正變成綠色或灰色,腐爛的惡臭撲鼻而來。當這個男人把連着軟管的針插入每隻雞的時候,男童則泵着氣瓶。在一些好像柬埔寨的國家,當屠夫或魚販的貨物變質了,有時候會被注滿福爾馬林來掩飾腐壞,以便能繼續售賣。當然這是非法的行為,但在這些國家衛生法規的執行是相當寬鬆的。

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