We’ve been seeing numerous reports of animal abuse lately and that includes the horrifying Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China wherein thousands of stolen pets are being slaughtered. What we didn’t know is, it isn’t just the dogs that suffer such cruel acts but also the poor cats as they are being tortured and cooked alive in China.
Cat meat is most popular in Guangdong because it is a bestseller for Cantonese people (Lingnan cuisine). Cat eating started in the Chaozhou-Shantou region. They believe that eating cats will help balance yin and yang qualities. In fact, there is a cat meat dish called ‘Long Hu Dou’ or ‘Dragon Fighting Tiger’ that they believe has several health benefits.
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“Boiled alive cats” are being served in some hidden restaurants in Guangzhou, China.
Thousands of stray cats inside cages are being sold in a market in Guangdong.
One kilo of cat meat costs 20 yuan(approximately $3), while the brain and intestines cost $10 and $16 per kilogram, respectively