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China Tycoon 'Ate Poisoned Cat-Meat Stew'
BBC ^ | 4 January 2012

Posted on 01/04/2012 1:36:29 PM PST by nickcarraway

Poisoned cat-meat stew is suspected to have been used to kill a billionaire in southern China.

Police have detained a local official in Guangdong province in connection with the sudden death of Long Liyuan on 23 December.

The official, Huang Guang, is suspected of adding a toxic plant to the stew at a restaurant where they were eating.

A police statement said the two were involved in a dispute after Mr Huang allegedly embezzled money from Mr Long.

Mr Huang, an agriculture official in Bajia, took Mr Long, who ran a forestry company, to visit a piece of woodland on 23 December, said the statement.

Afterwards, the two went to a local restaurant to share a local delicacy, slow-boiled cat-meat stew. A friend of Mr Long's was also present.

Mr Huang is alleged to have added the plant Gelsemium elegans to the cat-meat dish.

Local media say Mr Long was taken to hospital after feeling dizzy and sick, and later suffered a cardiac arrest.

However the other two diners survived.

A local newspaper reported that Mr Long's friend had eaten only a little because the dish tasted "more bitter" than usual.

Police initially detained the owner of the restaurant on suspicion of serving unsanitary food, AP news agency said.

However Mr Long's family did not believe it was a simple case of food poisoning and pressed police to investigate further as well as offering a $16,000 reward for information, the agency said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cat; china; economy; globalism; markets; poison; trade

1 posted on 01/04/2012 1:36:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m not sure what part of this story disturbs me most...


2 posted on 01/04/2012 1:39:22 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I’m the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: nickcarraway

I salute you, sir. The stories posted today are worth their weight in gold.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: reaganaut; nickcarraway
The Cat's In The Kettle
4 posted on 01/04/2012 1:56:12 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: nickcarraway
It would be too crazy to put in the plot of a novel.


5 posted on 01/04/2012 2:04:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: reaganaut; CodeToad
Billionaires are eating CAT in China??!!


6 posted on 01/04/2012 2:07:20 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s a “bad ol’ puddy-tat” joke in there somewhere....


7 posted on 01/04/2012 2:08:31 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: nickcarraway
Okay. So it wasn't Ding how.
8 posted on 01/04/2012 2:09:15 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Travis McGee

What was once a necessity of poverty has now become a delicacy.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 2:16:31 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I’m the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: reaganaut
What was once a necessity of poverty has now become a delicacy.

Isn't that how most delicacies get started?

That said, the feliphage gets no sympathy from me.

10 posted on 01/04/2012 2:23:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Travis McGee

I was on a Korean Air Lines flight and was with a chinese chick (her description, not mine) who recommended I take the chicken when asked, "Meat or chicken?".

11 posted on 01/04/2012 2:23:58 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: nickcarraway

Cat scratch fever?


12 posted on 01/04/2012 2:28:10 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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There is a reason some of those stuffed toys look so real. Any Customs agents can tell you.

"DNA tests were done on the fur trim of a man's parka from a New Jersey Burlington Coat Factory outlet. The findings? Dog fur. Cat figurines covered in fur sold in Hallmark stores tested positive for cat. Those same figurines were found in shops in the Reagan National Airport near Washington, DC, and other stores."

13 posted on 01/04/2012 2:34:46 PM PST by anglian
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To: nickcarraway

And THAT is why I won’t eat cat meat stew, even when it’s the special.

You just never know.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 2:38:50 PM PST by Talisker ("Apology accepted, Captain Needa.")
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To: Travis McGee

I tried shampooing a cat about 30yrs ago...never tried again

Didn`t think even a buzzard would eat a cat

Guess if you put enough special sauce on it...nah.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 2:44:01 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: nickcarraway

The Viking Kitties will not be pleased.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 2:54:48 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Proud Right-Wing Trash -- stick it, Alec.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Isn’t that how most delicacies get started?

- - - - -
I suppose in recent history, yes, but during the ancient period and middle ages, most delicacies were because of limited trade, like spices.

That said, I still wouldn’t eat cat (or dog).


17 posted on 01/04/2012 4:10:02 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
The Viking Kitties will not be pleased.

Anybody seen them lately?

18 posted on 01/04/2012 4:14:26 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: nickcarraway

Note to self: If you ever become a billionaire, hire a taste-tester. Especially if you’re out for cat meat stew in Guangdong.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 4:16:16 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: reaganaut

Nor I. The name’s Slings, not Donner.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 6:16:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I know this guy, runs a Military surplus out near where I grew up, he volunteer for 3 or 4 tours of Nam, married a (very sweet) Vietnamese woman and brought her and her whole family over to the US. Back in the 80’s he was dog catcher. He got fired because he took dogs home to feed the inlaws rather than to the pound.

Nice enough guy, but crazy. You don’t move too fast around him and if you know him and ask for something he usually comes back “do you want legal or illegal”.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 6:34:59 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: reaganaut

*blink*


22 posted on 01/04/2012 7:07:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CodeToad

Meat, or chicken? Chinese chicken? Go meow, or cluck?
I remember monkey on a stick grilled on street corners in the P.I. I passed it up. As I passed on baloots.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 9:04:14 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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