Thursday, November 11, 1999:
The sheep followed along, obedient, as all sheep are wont to do.
Even when it was thrown to the ground, it didn't struggle. It was only when his knife began to cut its throat that the fighting began.
But by then it was too late. The end had come.
For the humans though, the job was just beginning.
They dragged it from the small pool of blood to cleaner ground.
Cutting began by stripping the skin from the back legs.
They broke the legs off below the back knees,...
and hung the body up with a stick between the leg bones.
Then carefully, oh so carefully, they began stripping off the skin.
It takes a strong arm to punch and pull the skin off.
Then they opened up its sternum.
No blood was left, and at this point we realized their hands were clean.
Carefully they began sorting out good parts from bad parts.
They pulled out the intestines hand over hand so as not to cause a nasty smelling rupture...
The sheep cost them 110,000 Lei, and they'll sell the skin back at market for 40,000 Lei. The small bowl holds the delicious parts and the bigger basket holds the stomachs and blood organs. They'll wash out the stomachs and feed them to their dog.
some point along the way, it ceased looking
Their cat makes sure it's not forgotten.
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