Friday, March 4, 2011

In Yuzhno-Kurilsk, caviar poaching is serious business

Or, rather, cracking down on caviar poaching is serious business. EnglishRussia features a series of photos of the probably-haunted town of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, as well as a series of photographs depicting officials dumping poached caviar into a trench, pouring in a few gallons of gasoline (or possibly kerosene, this is Russia after all) and lighting it on fire.

According to the article, the caviar was "deemed inedible," probably because it was procured illegally more than anything else. The environmentalist in me feels like the situation was not handled in the most responsible of ways, but the 14-year-old in me also thinks this picture looks freaking awesome:

See all the pictures of Yuzhno-Kurilsk and the burning of the caviar here.

1 comment:

RachelOrr189 said...

Burning eggs... that has to small so bad