1,000 cats saved from Chinese dining table.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by IMFTrader, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Not sure what to make of this madness. Even the ragheads haven't fallen that low in terms of sick barbarity.

    What a bestial, odious and contemptible bunch of inhumanity many of these Chinese are. It's unprintable what I would do to people like this who cause such needless pain and suffering. "..eating cat is linked to the upturn in the economic fortunes of Guangdong, the most prosperous province in China".

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    1,000 cats saved from Chinese dining table after being discovered in cramped cages when truck crashed

    By Sean O'hare
    PUBLISHED: 11:53 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:52 GMT, 15 January 2013


    These pictures capture the moment animal lovers come to the rescue of more than 1,000 cats found starving, thirsty and cramped in cages on the back of a crashed lorry in China.

    The cats were destined for the restaurants of Guangdong until the road accident in Changsha, Hunan province delayed the journey by 24 hours and enabled the 50 locals to rescue them.

    They were nursed with food, water and milk before being packed off to Changsha Small Animal Protection Association for treatment.

    Cats in China can spend up to two months squeezed 25 at a time inside cages which measure just 2ft by 3ft. Many die before they reach their final destination.

    Such cruelty - inconceivable in the West - is becoming increasingly commonplace in China, where are up to four million cats are year are killed.

    They are usually sold to restaurant owners for about £1 per pound, less if they are bought in bulk. They are fed once a day on a mixture of rice and animal feed

    The cats come from the countryside and are raised by villagers as a cheap and easy way of making extra money.

    They keep them indoors with long pieces of nylon string tied around their necks.

    Because eating kittens is considered bad luck, they wait until the cats are more than 12 months old before selling them either directly to the markets or to 'middlemen' who trade on their behalf.

    Even after the cats are bought at market - usually taken away in mesh nets and plastic bags - they are often forced to endure several days' more agony stored in restaurant cupboards.

    Every evening they are moved to cages outside the restaurant and customers are invited to select the one that takes their fancy. The chef then kills the cat of their choice by cutting its throat.

    Animals Asia Foundation believe renewed interest in eating cat is linked to the upturn in the economic fortunes of Guangdong, the most prosperous province in China.

    'People have more money in their pockets now, so for many these so-called delicacies have become affordable,' said Robinson. 'Eating cat is probably more popular in the south-east than anywhere else but increasingly we are finding that it is on the menu all over China.'

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ages-following-road-crash-Changsha-China.html


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  2. iamdom

    iamdom

    Very sad. It seems some Chinese are incapable of human emotion. Some even sell their children for money. I am not saying the rest of the world does not do such things but I think it is more common there.
     
  3. fan27

    fan27

    As bad as this is, it's not much worse than what we do to factory farm raised animals in America.

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  4. True enough. I love my little cat and couldn't imagine her being treated this way but, if chickens and cows were pets we'd have a hard time reconciling how we treat them before and during the slaughter, let alone eating them. Yeah, I'm a hypocritical meat eater. I guess it's always easier to have someone else doing the dirty work while remaining willfully ignorant.
     
  5. Just a bunch of fund managers getting rid of the competition.:cool:

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  6. Is anybody else unable to wank at porn if the cat is silently staring at your rapid hand movements?
     
  7. I believe that the spirit of my dead uncle lives on through my cat.

    He used to watch me masturbate as well.
     
  8. We humans shouldn't be eating mammals, at the very least. For ethical reasons, primarily, and arguably for health reasons.

    Cats, dogs, cows, pigs, et al.

    I wonder if India shows documentaries about barbaric, jowly, bloated Americans butchering cows and putting their flesh on a grill for a national holiday so families with kids can wolf them down while looking forward to the fireworks.

    One man's atrocity is another's hobby. China, at least in this one regard, is no less barbaric than us.
     
  9. For some reason I am hungry for special number three.
     
  10. It's raining cats and dogs over here.

    Or, as the Chinese would say, an all you can eat buffet.
     
    #10     Jan 16, 2013