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600 Cats Saved From Becoming Chinese Food After Truck Crash
TBI ^ | 1-17-2013 | Agence France Presse

Posted on 01/17/2013 6:45:38 AM PST by blam

Edited on 01/17/2013 1:42:05 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Around 600 cats stuffed into wooden crates and destined for dinner plates in southern China were rescued by animal protection volunteers after a truck crash, a volunteer said on Thursday.

Volunteers hauled the felines from the lorry on Monday after the accident in the central city of Changsha, said Xu Chenxin of the Changsha Small Animal Protection Association. About another 100 were already dead.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cats; china; food; kittyping

1 posted on 01/17/2013 6:45:49 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

I don’t judge them. When in Rome...


2 posted on 01/17/2013 6:51:17 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: blam

It is a little bit arbitrary which animals we are completely comfortable raising for slaughter, and which we would get thrown into prison for killing. Are pigs much less intelligent than cats? And if intelligence is the threshold metric, where is the line drawn?


3 posted on 01/17/2013 6:52:40 AM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: blam

I don’t care if this is their culture. It’s barbaric. Eat fish and chicken instead. HORRIBLE!


4 posted on 01/17/2013 6:53:17 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.)
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To: blam
Obligatory:


5 posted on 01/17/2013 6:56:22 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: blam

I generally order spicy fried squid; I do not order the chicken chow mein.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 6:58:08 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: blam
That is why I will not eat at any Chinese or Korean or Japanese restaurants..They do the same here,you just don't know it..Dogs and cats are on the menus ever day at these restaurants..I can't even walk into one of these places I get sick to my stomach..
7 posted on 01/17/2013 6:58:48 AM PST by PLD
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To: blam

Meat is meat, as long as they were vegetarian cats.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 7:00:25 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Flightdeck

What’s wrong with eating pussies?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 7:03:42 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: blam

*My best Chinese imprssion* “You like feline Kung Pao?”


10 posted on 01/17/2013 7:03:58 AM PST by Obadiah (Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: PLD

Not allowed in the USA.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 7:10:06 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: headsonpikes
I generally order spicy fried squid.... I don't do "sewer shrimp" or cat chow mein
12 posted on 01/17/2013 7:10:15 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: blam

Go veggie!


13 posted on 01/17/2013 7:13:11 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Flightdeck

1. I don’t think they appear on the menu as “cat”, so customers are getting lied to.
2. I don’t think they were bred for slaughter. They were strays or somebody’s pet that were taken. Impossible to know now which were stolen pets and which were strays, probably.

So, even if there is no distinction based on intelligence or whatever, there is enough “yuck” here to disapprove of.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 7:14:09 AM PST by married21
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To: blam
I'm surprised no one has posted Cat in the Kettle yet.

I don't find the idea of eating cat appealing and I don't want my kung pao chicken to meow at me, but on the other hand I certainly don't want other people telling me not to eat pork.

And my friends with pet rabbits don't like me calling one Hasen and the other one Pfeffer.

15 posted on 01/17/2013 7:15:09 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Minutemen

Voila....Another protein transfer averted. Actually the cats were part of an aid package to North Korea. A stray cat or dog or an unwanted pet is not a concept known in Asia. Viva la differance?


16 posted on 01/17/2013 7:17:37 AM PST by allendale
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To: Abathar

I don’t advocate it here...we don’t need to eat cats and I hear some people say they make great pets. But I don’t want muzzies telling me I can’t enjoy baby back ribs so I won’t tell the Chinese they can’t eat cats.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 7:25:03 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Another kitty ping...


18 posted on 01/17/2013 7:26:51 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: blam

My son is from Changsha.


19 posted on 01/17/2013 7:29:53 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: Abathar

I will judge them on being inhumane in their treatment. I eat meat, & I understand that different cultures do eat things I wouldn’t, but I expect anyone who raises animals for slaughter to do it in the kindest way possible. They are FEELING creatures. They should have adequate food & water, & sanitary living conditions.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 7:36:48 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: pgkdan

Exactly my thought as well. Me dictating what someone else eats in a different culture is hypocritical considering what Jews and Islamists think of my bacon and Hindus think of my burgers. Screw them I still eat what I want anyway so why shouldn’t Chinese enjoy cat?


21 posted on 01/17/2013 7:39:30 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: blam

Eat too much cat and run the risk of Cat Scratch Fever.


22 posted on 01/17/2013 7:39:38 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: blam

The real news in this story is that there actually are Chinese who care.

I had no idea.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 7:42:08 AM PST by chopperman
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To: Twotone

That is a different subject, but I think we both agree completely on it. I believe how someone treats any living creature below them is the true judge of their character. I kill, quite often actually, but I never let anything suffer abuse up to the deed and I do it as quick and clean as I can.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 7:44:30 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: chopperman

The real news is that many of these adopted cats will be fattened up and end up on the dinner table anyway.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 7:55:35 AM PST by Venturer
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To: blam
WOK Well... we have a dictator that is fond of puppy chow main..
26 posted on 01/17/2013 8:00:41 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Biggirl
I am sure it isn't allowed but it does happen..I was visiting in Venice Florida a while ago i read and article about this restaurant being closed because the health department found cat and dog meat being served.. someone working there reported the idiots,so you see you will never know unless the health department steps in..

My family and myself lived in Korea for two years and when I went there I never knew that went on..Until one evening we were out with friends and the subject came up..I nearly threw up and never ate a thing outside my home again..We lived on Embassy post..

27 posted on 01/17/2013 8:10:07 AM PST by PLD
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To: PLD

Plus also the health dept is very strict.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 8:14:54 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Flightdeck
I seriously don't care if they want to eat cats...I couldn't do it...

but what I find disturbing is that we have groups over there saving cats....yet where are the groups to save the little girl babies?.....this is paganism when animals are valued more than humans.....worship of false gods...

29 posted on 01/17/2013 8:30:02 AM PST by cherry
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30 posted on 01/17/2013 8:43:18 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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31 posted on 01/17/2013 8:44:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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32 posted on 01/17/2013 8:45:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: blam
Back in the day,when I was a young American Bluejacket,I had occasion to be given an informal tour of a restaurant kitchen in the legendary port city of Olongapo in the P.I.

I had inquired of the waitress what kind of meat was in the Pancit Bihon I had eaten.I thought it was pork and conmsidered it very flavorful and tender.My waitress said it was dog,(with a big smile on her face),but I figured she was kidding and told her so.She told me to wait a minute and went off through the swinging doors to the kitchen.

Within a minute or so she opened a door and beckoned to me to come into the kitchen...luckily I remembered that the Filipino "Come here" sign looks a lot like the US "bye,bye" sign.

Anyway I followed her into the kitchen where one of the cooks showed how he prepared all the little puppy dogs that were hanging on hooks over the stove.

It obviously was an equal opportunity kitchen because there were cats being prepared also,for the Shanghai Lumpia I was told.

I was also informed that the rule of thumb was "New dog,old cat.",because old dogs were too tough and stringy,while new cats were too pungent and gamy.

I haven't been to Olongapo in many,many years,but if the B-29 Restaurant is still there you can check it out for yourself...it's the building with the nose section of a B-29 sticking out of the second story.

33 posted on 01/17/2013 8:50:26 AM PST by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: Flightdeck

Agreed. If that was the metric, there’d be a lot of soylent green floating around.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 8:52:23 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank-you for the PINGS! :)=^..^=:)=^..^=:)=^..^=


35 posted on 01/17/2013 8:57:05 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: blam

36 posted on 01/17/2013 9:01:31 AM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: pgkdan
I've heard from Chinese folks that cat meat is really sweet and some who move here miss it
from their original upbringing. I can relate because I miss the Rainbow Trout I
used to catch when we were kids. We were military poor and Ma would send me
down to the creek to catch breakfast or dinner when meat wasn't an option.
37 posted on 01/17/2013 9:06:03 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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To: PLD
They do the same here,you just don't know it.

There was a story posted here a while back on this very topic. They go out and gather up road kill deer and haul them back to their restaurants.

38 posted on 01/17/2013 9:07:10 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Biggirl

Always a pleasure.


39 posted on 01/17/2013 9:09:09 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shooter223

40 posted on 01/17/2013 9:17:03 AM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: Fresh Wind

Yes,I saw that article..Let me see if I can find it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/roadkill-chinese-restaurant-kentucky-closed-after-dead-deer-kitchen_n_1929241.html

http://gothamist.com/2010/07/30/dog_tooth_in_chinese_food_prompts_l.php


41 posted on 01/17/2013 9:44:13 AM PST by PLD
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To: Twotone

HOW they prepare the cats/dogs for eating is the most horrible thing in the world. These people are barbaric and anyone with any common sense would not even think about doing what they do. How can people be soooo cold hearted and cruel...


42 posted on 01/17/2013 10:04:07 AM PST by Fawn
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To: blam

I judge them.


43 posted on 01/17/2013 1:10:30 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: blam

So fitting for this topic. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8zEfYbsrr0


44 posted on 01/17/2013 1:37:15 PM PST by Perhaps Today
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To: Flightdeck
Are pigs much less intelligent than cats?

I believe it's been demonstrated that pigs are smarter than most domestic pets with the possible exception of parrots.

45 posted on 01/18/2013 6:08:11 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: PLD
That is why I will not eat at any Chinese or Korean or Japanese restaurants..They do the same here,you just don't know it..Dogs and cats are on the menus ever day at these restaurants..I can't even walk into one of these places I get sick to my stomach..

You can relax. Nobody's feeding you cat or dog without charging you a price higher than a filet mignon at Morton's. Just toting up the labor involved in slaughtering and dressing the animals jacks the cost up way above the grocery store chuck steak typically used in these restaurants, never mind the chicken thighs. They also get a premium for these animals from members of those ethnic groups - who pay a premium for them back home. You might see cat or dog meat as an inferior substitute, but they see it as a superior meat.

46 posted on 01/19/2013 7:29:11 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Flightdeck

Could just as easily have been a truck load of St Bernards.


47 posted on 01/19/2013 7:41:02 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Twotone

I hate to break it to you, but most of the animal products you eat here in the states were not raised in the kindest ways possible.


48 posted on 02/01/2013 9:03:15 AM PST by sistabrista
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