Letter to the Editor-Is eating crocodiles a crime?
Posted on April 17th, 2012

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai  Dehiwela.

Reading  a popular  newspaper  today stopped me in the track. Aman was caught for eating crocodile! That raised many questions in my mind “”…” is eating crocodiles a crime? Crickey, I did not know that! And the recent commotion of catching crocodiles , since the young girl has been killed  by one, has been taking center stage in news even on TV! So what harm if one less crocodile, whether one eats it or does whatever he wishes to  is secondary, my mind raced.

But when I read the article, it dawned on me  that the English language is a tricky one. It was “ƒ”¹…”Man eating crocodile’ caught “”…” not Man, eating crocodile, caught!

Me and my English!

6 Responses to “Letter to the Editor-Is eating crocodiles a crime?”

  1. Dham Says:

    Corcodile is a protected animal in most parts of the world.
    Eating any animal is worng, unless eating a human by animal is correct ! – simple logic some women don’t understand !

  2. appuhamy1 Says:

    I recently saw a film of people catching crocodiles in the US for eating under license in Florida. They said the flesh is delicious. The skin is also used for fashionable hand bags and shoes.

  3. mjaya Says:

    Well Mareena, only a fundo like you would take everything literally!

  4. AnuD Says:

    French people eat Snail and Frog legs. I think India ships frogs to France.

    Another delicacy which exported to Europe is Horse meat. Southern United States (Okalahoma ?) has Horse meat factories where horses are killed.

    Philippines, Korea eat Dogs. Some of those countries, e.g thailand, eat every wild animal including worms.

    It is simply your preference.

    Australian aborigines eat a large kind of earth worms.

  5. Vijendra Says:

    Mareena, it would be well appreciated if you did not share your stupidity on this forum.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Mareena = Fun.

    Look at our newspapers/websites. Full of bad news – murders, accidents, etc.

    Mareena’s writings at least make us laugh. :))

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