Cat meat, known in Vietnam as "little tiger," is officially banned in the country. However, it's increasingly becoming a delicacy in the country. Authorities recently seized a truck full of thousands of cats destined "for consumption" in the country and being smuggled from China. The story seems unbelievable, but was reported by the well-established AFP wire service.
A police officer said that according to Vietnamese law, smuggled goods will be "destroyed." Please sign the petition to ask the Hanoi Police Department to ensure the cats are sent to a shelter or sanctuary and are not killed!
In most countries, when an animal is slaughtered for meat, methods are employed to lessen the degree of cruelty. A bolt through the brain is most commonly used to kill cows, and in the case of chickens, their throats are cut while they hang upside down on a conveyor belt. However, in the case of cats and dogs being slaughtered for the meat trade in Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and some areas of China, the torturous manner of their deaths is of great concern to any one who cares for the compassionate treatment of sentient animals.
Dogs and cats are kept in small wire cages, much like battery hens without any room to walk, or in many cases, lay down. Cats are often crammed in so tightly, layer upon layer in one small cage, their situation could be more likened to sardines than battery hens.
The dogs used in the meat trade are killed in the most barbaric way possible. They are stunned and alive when the process of burning off their fur with a blow torch (a procedure which lasts about an hour) takes place. This process is used to encourage the dog’s body to release large amounts of adrenaline. Men eating this meat believe the adrenaline in the dog’s flesh is an aphrodisiac and can prolong their sexual stamina. Others eat dog flesh in the belief that this meat stops a person sweating?!
Research is currently being undertaken in China to introduce horse genes to the St Bernard, presumably to create a larger dog for the meat industry.
Kittens are not killed for meat—they believe it is bad luck to eat a kitten!!! Cats are kept until they are about a year old in their crowded tiny cages before they are killed for meat. Their death is slightly better than dogs, they are thrown alive into boiling water.
If you would like to find out more about this deplorable situation, and ways in which you can help stop it, visit these sites.
READ MORE AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS: https://www.animalsasia.org/au/our-work/cat-and-dog-welfare/
It should be noted, that even though these atrocities are happening to dogs and cats in China, Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines, there are many people in these countries who love their pet dogs and cats dearly. And it is a sad fact that it is their beloved animal companions that frequently end up stolen and killed in these barbaric ways.
Live cat blow-torched to death at a live cat market in Guangzhou China
Thank you for saving 800 dogs from dog meat trade
What happens to baby lambs at the slaughterhouse.
This female pig has a tube forcibly jammed into her vagina to facilitate impregnation. As you can see this poor animal is injured, bleeding, raw, and in a great deal of pain from this commonly used process.
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