Tom Cross from Gamasutra writes:
"One thing that has been repeated about Resident Evil 5 is that the game may include offensive imagery, but that you become inured to these images when you get in the thick of combat. This might be the case during certain sequences where you don't have time to think, but there's no escaping it for long.
As soon as you do, Chris and Sheva find a butcher's block, topped with a dead animal and buzzing flies. The game's helpful text blurbs will then say something like "The smell is awful. Why would this be here?" A butcher shop with meat in it isn't offensive or out of the ordinary, and in fact is part of everyday life all over the world.
However, the peculiar Othering of normal occurrences (like a butcher shop having meat, knives, and flies) so that they fit into a frantically horrified conception of village life in Kijuju is pervasive and carefully orchestrated."