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China protest decries custom of eating cats
A/P via Yahoo ^ | 12/18/2008 | GILLIAN WONG

Posted on 12/18/2008 5:45:22 AM PST by mmanager

BEIJING - A southern Chinese province must stop the "shameful" and "cruel slaughter" of cats for food, a group of more than 40 animal lovers in Beijing said Thursday as they unfurled banners in a tearful protest.

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Thousands of cats across the country have been caught in the past week by traders and transported to Guangdong province to be killed for food, said the protesters gathered at the Guangdong government's office in Beijing.

"We are very angry because the cats are being skinned and then cooked alive. We must make them correct this uncivilized behavior," said Wang Hongyao, who represented the group in submitting a letter to the Guangdong office.

The protesters urged the provincial government to crack down on cat traders and restaurants that serve cat meat, although no law says it is illegal to eat cats. It has long been common for cats and dogs to be eaten in some parts of China and in some other Asian countries.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cats; china; culinarytastes; tastelikechicken
I believe this is an alternative to the "clipping campaigns" here in our country. I prefer Persians myself /s.
1 posted on 12/18/2008 5:45:23 AM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager
a group of more than 40 animal lovers

Impressive turnout!

2 posted on 12/18/2008 5:47:09 AM PST by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: mmanager

Favorite book: 1001 things to do with a dead cat.


3 posted on 12/18/2008 5:47:31 AM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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4 posted on 12/18/2008 5:48:36 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: mmanager

5 posted on 12/18/2008 5:52:07 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: mmanager

Mmmmmmm....Cat...the other white meat.....


6 posted on 12/18/2008 5:52:17 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: mmanager
funny pictures
http://icanhascheezburger.com/
7 posted on 12/18/2008 5:53:14 AM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: mmanager

Then there’s that Chinese cook book:

50 Ways to Wok Your Dog


8 posted on 12/18/2008 5:53:54 AM PST by sierrahome
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To: edcoil

Checkout the author “Gillian Wong” says it’s wong to eat cats.


9 posted on 12/18/2008 5:54:14 AM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: mmanager

They taste like spotted owl.


10 posted on 12/18/2008 5:59:19 AM PST by bikerman
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To: mmanager
Skinned and then cooked alive? How do they survive being skinned? I'm assuming that they mean shaved and then cooked.

Either way, it doesn't sound too appetizing.

11 posted on 12/18/2008 6:00:15 AM PST by Washi (Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) leads directly to Irrational Obama Exuberance (IOE))
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To: mmanager
We are very angry because the cats are being skinned and then cooked alive.

That makes me quite angry as well.
12 posted on 12/18/2008 6:01:46 AM PST by allmost
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To: mmanager

Dead Cat Woking.


13 posted on 12/18/2008 6:04:47 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: mmanager

You wouldn’t think there’s that much meat on a cat, particularly where people are hungry enough to devour cats.


14 posted on 12/18/2008 6:06:06 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Problem id'd, opinion keyed in...now, what will you DO about it?)
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To: mmanager
LOL, cat whiskers make good tooth picks!!!!
15 posted on 12/18/2008 6:09:51 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: mmanager

I saw that once on the tube and it almost made me puke.Just another view of man at his best.


16 posted on 12/18/2008 6:12:36 AM PST by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: mmanager

Here kitty kitty
17 posted on 12/18/2008 6:14:30 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: org.whodat

I have great difficulty imagining someone skinning a live cat. Their hands would be shredded by the cat’s claws. Something has to be lost in translation.


18 posted on 12/18/2008 6:15:19 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: mmanager
"We are very angry because the cats are being skinned and then cooked alive."

Like this?
19 posted on 12/18/2008 6:16:23 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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'China protest decries custom of eating cats'

I have two Dachshunds that wholeheartedly support it. And they assure me that yes, they do taste like chicken. LOL


20 posted on 12/18/2008 6:17:29 AM PST by Viking2002 (Let's be proactive and start the impeachment NOW.)
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To: mmanager

Can’t harm cats - but it is desirable to kill babies.

When did we slip into such an alternate universe? More importantly, how do we get out?


21 posted on 12/18/2008 6:20:35 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: mmanager

Well I hope they like eating rats, too - because that’s what they’ll be overrun with once they’ve eaten all the kitties.


22 posted on 12/18/2008 6:21:32 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: mmanager

Well now that they are turned onto the Whopper, no need for cats!


23 posted on 12/18/2008 6:22:55 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: sierrahome

“Then there’s that Chinese cook book:

50 Ways to Wok Your Dog”

My favorite recipe... Young Chow fried rice.


24 posted on 12/18/2008 6:29:10 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
You wouldn’t think there’s that much meat on a cat, particularly where people are hungry enough to devour cats.

Perhaps in China it is hunger motivating this, but I'm not convinced, given my experience last year of visiting a very small village in Viet Nam, not too far from the Chinese border.

I may have the order backwards, but the gist was that one eats cat one time in the first half of the lunar month for luck, and eats dog once in the 2nd half of the lunar month for luck. These villagers were not starving, their water buffalo were healthy looking, as were the crops in their fields.

25 posted on 12/18/2008 6:32:59 AM PST by dmz
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To: mmanager

“There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon,
I think I gotta stop eating there at noon,
They say that it’s beef or fish or pork,
But it’s purrin there on my fork,
There’s a hairball on my fork.”

~courtesy of Weird Al


26 posted on 12/18/2008 6:41:28 AM PST by Rinnwald (On our side? Six hundred million screaming Chinamen)
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To: mmanager
I don't like the idea of eating cats. On the other hand I don't think I would like it if a billion Indians started telling me I couldn't eat beef or if Islamic terrorists started blowing up pig farms.
27 posted on 12/18/2008 6:48:49 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: KarlInOhio

Lynx is a delicacy to the Indians in Alaska. They even have a happy potlatch song; called Lynx Up A Tree. There are still plenty of rural whites who eat dogs along the Yukon River. Who am I to tell them what to eat & why not????


28 posted on 12/18/2008 6:55:52 AM PST by Eska
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To: mmanager

How many Chinese Christians eat cats?


29 posted on 12/18/2008 6:59:09 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Washi
I always wondered where the saying,"There's more than one way to skin a cat," came from, and now I know.
30 posted on 12/18/2008 7:07:18 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: mmanager

And two Wongs don’t make a wight.


31 posted on 12/18/2008 7:21:37 AM PST by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: mmanager; All

I doubt any of the protesters were women. ( Its a thinker?)


32 posted on 12/18/2008 7:35:02 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: mmanager

“Guangdong (Canton) province...”

Cantonese will eat anything with DNA. And they really don’t like northern Chinese telling them what to do.


33 posted on 12/18/2008 8:59:45 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: ari-freedom

1. A lobster is basically an underwater spider. I doubt it can feel pain the way a mammal can.

2. One can always kill the lobster prior to cooking. An ice pick to the back of the head is all it takes.


34 posted on 12/18/2008 10:23:38 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan
Photobucket

Photobucket Sometimes you eat the cat; sometimes the cat eats you!

35 posted on 12/18/2008 10:53:48 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (No Tag)
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To: dmz

You have it backwards. Eating cats is conspicuous consumption. The reason for this is cat meat (dog as well) is more expensive than the regular staples of chicken, pork, and beef. No Chinese restaurants will serve you cat unless you request it. Why would they if the substitute costs more than the normal ingredient? On the contrary, you have to watch out for those restaurants serving Cat meat to actually serve what you request, they could just be using chicken and calling it cat so they can charge you more.


36 posted on 12/18/2008 11:42:54 AM PST by cmdjing
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To: cmdjing

I think you either misunderstood my post or meant the reply for someone else. There were no restaurants involved in my discussion at all. These were remote villagers beliefs and what they did for themselves. Eating cat and dog for them is a tradition that relates to having good luck in the coming month.


37 posted on 12/18/2008 11:55:31 AM PST by dmz
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To: ari-freedom

No skinning involved there... and not much of a central nervous system, either.


38 posted on 12/19/2008 10:07:13 PM PST by dangus
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