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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:28 PM
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Thai tsunami workers turn vegetarian - report
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BANGKOK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The gruesome task of retrieving the bodies of tsunami victims has turned many Thai rescue workers vegetarian, the Matichon newspaper said on Friday.

"Our operations in the first days weren't going smoothly," Chatchawan Suthiarun, who led a team of 70 in Khao Lak where about 4,000 people, more than half of them foreign tourists, were killed on Dec. 26, told the Thai-language newspaper.

"After we turned to vegetarian food and lighting jossticks to the spirits asking for help, the job has become much easier, he said.

Matichon said vegetarian food was all the rage in one nearby village, where a makeshift relief kitchen produced about 1,000 boxes of meatless food a day.

The newspaper quoted a survivor as saying that the smell of death had put her off meat.
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  -Thai tsunami workers turn vegetarian - report Gothic Sponge  Jan-16-05 03:28 PM   #0 
  - I can imagine that would be the case.  smbolisnch   Jan-16-05 03:34 PM   #1 
  - Yes, i think most would become vegetarian  Gothic Sponge   Jan-16-05 03:45 PM   #2 
  - wow- that's interesting  curse10   Jan-16-05 03:57 PM   #3 
  - I wondered that too when I read it.  smbolisnch   Jan-16-05 04:04 PM   #4 
  - no it won't keep  amazona   Jan-16-05 05:58 PM   #15 
     - Well, I'd say it's a different environment.  Ignis   Jan-16-05 06:22 PM   #17 
  - Yes  Sticky   Jan-16-05 04:12 PM   #5 
  - Oh really?  smbolisnch   Jan-16-05 04:22 PM   #6 
  - Awesome news!  Ignis   Jan-16-05 04:30 PM   #7 
  - I didn't know that about the Thai restaurants!  smbolisnch   Jan-16-05 04:42 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for the info, I'm vegan too, but allergic to soy, so does  freeplessinseattle   Jan-16-05 04:54 PM   #9 
     - Hmm.  Ignis   Jan-16-05 05:20 PM   #13 
     - Wow. If I were allergic to soy, I'd be lost.  flvegan   Jan-16-05 05:59 PM   #16 
        - yeah, it sucks, but I do cheat and eat eggs, now and then, and feel a bit  freeplessinseattle   Jan-18-05 06:25 AM   #18 
  - With such devastation, this is a little sign of hope...  evolvenow   Jan-16-05 04:58 PM   #10 
  - I wonder...  Karenina   Jan-16-05 04:58 PM   #11 
  - Reality-based actions. If TV Nation saw war victims, we'd have peace.  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-16-05 05:18 PM   #12 
     - Amen!  Ignis   Jan-16-05 05:26 PM   #14 

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