Attention: EM’s explanation for reposting this:
It seems that some people cannot accept that this so-called news ‘story’ is a steaming bowl of racist crap, not real babies in soup.
I am always gob-smacked when the traffic to my ‘herbal soup’ thread jumps.
In the last couple of days I have tracked this back to Singapore.
It surfaces regularly. Same photos from Zhu Yu and same blood libel jibber jabber.
Even when one sane soul joins the thread and points out that the whole thing is fake some dribblejaws continue to want to believe it.
Update: 10pm Melbourne time:
I left a comment on the Singapore site of Breathing Asia, but they were still in moderation some 18 hours later.
Could be innocent, but for the record:
I am beyond disgusted and being Chinese, I still need to say this, what is wrong with people in China? WHy would you even come up with this? Why are people drinking this? Why are people proud to be able to purchase this? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???!!!
“The Baby Soup is called in the local jargon ‘Spare Rib Soup’ and is not available on a daily basis. The reporter who originally wrote the article in Chinese said that he had to wait a couple of weeks until a baby was available. A couple who had two daughters already had a third pregnancy which they aborted when they found out at 5 months it was again a girl. So they contacted the restaurant and sold their aborted daughter. Babies which are close to term (i.e. 9 months) cost 2,000 yuan (about US$ 290) The ones that are aborted earlier only…
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