There is a shocking rise in animal cruelty and that includes the horrifying Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China wherein thousands of stolen pets are slaughtered. What we didn’t know is, it isn’t just the dogs that suffers such cruel acts but also the poor cats as they are tortured and cooked alive.
The most popular meat in Guangdong is “Cat meat” 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.
Guangdong Province is responsible for much of China’s horrendous dog and cat meat trade. It accounts for 70% of the dog meat trade and 80% of the cat meat trade in China. That’s about 4 million dogs and 2 million cats. There are established laws in Guangdong against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.
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“Boiled alive cats” are being served in restaurants in Guangzhou, China.
Thousands of stray cats inside cages are being sold in a market in Guangdong. Cat meat costs 20 yuan(approximately $3) per kilogram, while the brain and intestines cost $10 and $16 per kilogram.
According to a cook: “The cat cannot be completely beaten to death, [because] it also needs to be boiled a little, this is what ‘live cooked cat’ is.”
The preparation process starts with the cook removing its fur. The cat along with the fur is displayed in public to show its high quality and weight. The cat will be boiled while it is still alive. Then the cook will remove the cat’s internal organs and it is ready to cook.
To ensure the quality and taste of cat meat, most cat meat restaurants do “live cooked cat”, “beating”, and similar methods of slaughtering live cats. “The more suffering, the better the taste. Doing it like this is to ensure that the blood is fully soaked into the flesh, and that the flavor of the cat meat prepared tastes great.”
What they are doing to these poor animals is horrific. Killing a cat is one thing, but abusing it to death is excessive. Please forward this report and write your comments below.