Skip to comments.600 Cats Saved From Becoming Chinese Food After Truck Crash
Posted on 01/17/2013 6:45:38 AM PST by blamEdited 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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I don’t judge them. When in Rome...
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?
I don’t care if this is their culture. It’s barbaric. Eat fish and chicken instead. HORRIBLE!
I generally order spicy fried squid; I do not order the chicken chow mein.
Meat is meat, as long as they were vegetarian cats.
What’s wrong with eating pussies?
*My best Chinese imprssion* “You like feline Kung Pao?”
Not allowed in the USA.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Another kitty ping...
My son is from Changsha.
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.
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?
Eat too much cat and run the risk of Cat Scratch Fever.
The real news in this story is that there actually are Chinese who care.
I had no idea.
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.
The real news is that many of these adopted cats will be fattened up and end up on the dinner table anyway.
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..
Plus also the health dept is very strict.
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...
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.
Agreed. If that was the metric, there’d be a lot of soylent green floating around.
Thank-you for the PINGS! :)=^..^=:)=^..^=:)=^..^=
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.
Always a pleasure.
Yes,I saw that article..Let me see if I can find it.
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...
I judge them.
So fitting for this topic. ;)
I believe it's been demonstrated that pigs are smarter than most domestic pets with the possible exception of parrots.
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.
Could just as easily have been a truck load of St Bernards.
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.
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