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December 2, 2014

A Bloodbath at the Bentota Fish Market

It’s an open-air massacre. Heaps of shiny, mutilated carcasses extend from me to the pier. The stench is unbelievable, as if two rubber-gloved fingers smeared with rotten fish paste were digging up my nostrils. But it’s not just the smell that turns my stomach. It’s the knives. Manoeuvred by expert hands, they slash off the fins, the most valuable part, leaving stark, bloodless holes in the dead creature’s lucid skin. | Roads & Kingdoms

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 2, 2014 7:16 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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