Monday, June 09, 2008

Swallow live fish to cure asthma!

The look of the faces of these folks is just too funny!! I nearly gagged. I wonder though if someone should protest on behalf of the fish who are being dropped alive into a churning stomach acids? Seems cruel to me.

Thousands throng to swallow a live fish "wonder cure" in southern India. In India's southern Hyderabad city, people gather to receive a traditional treatment believed to cure asthma and other respiratory ailments. Patients buy a two-inch-long Murrel fish, and swallow it live after it has been stuffed with a herbal mixture. And for people finding the remedy a little hard to swallow, there are doctors on hand to help the fish on its way. (Link)

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