By Sara Tan
Nov 02, 2012
According to the Daily Mail U.K., a truck stuffed with 500 cats was stopped during a routine check in Xuzhou as it tried to make its way to restaurants across China.
The hungry and abused cats were either stuffed in burlap bags or crammed into cages.
One of the officers who helped rescue the cats said, "The driver said it was a full load of rabbit. But after we instructed him to uncover the load we were shocked to find a full load of living cats."
When officers made this discovery, they were appalled. A local animal protection center was contacted and volunteers quickly arrived on the scene. Volunteers released the cats by cutting open the bags with their keys and knives.
The owner of the truck refused to say where the cats came from. It took seven hours for him to turn over the cats to the rescue teams.
The cats are now being transferred to an animal rescue center in Tangzhang county.
Dear stargazer14u2,So cultural genocide is the answer to stopping the dog/cat meat trade?!? Stay classy, you flaming hypocrite...
"Why can't they just breed chickens and turkeys instead of cats and dogs? I personally think eating domestic animals such as the ones we keep as pets is totally cruel and dusgusting!"
Wake up people and look closer to home where the University of Wisconsin is experimenting on cats by putting horrible contraptions on cats heads and after they have collected their data cutting off their heads. Also in Wales supposedly in the name of science they are sewing kittens eyes shut and when they are finished they kill them. I am an animal lover, too and all of this makes me sick. We must wake up and open our eyes. Stop the useless killing of the innocents!
OMG SICK, I wish they published this guys name!
Completely Nomal for China! With overpopulation and massive famine during it's history Chinese people have had to learn to eat anything that moves to stay alive. Cats have been part of their diet for centuries. The French eat horsemeat, the Koreans eat dogs, in Arab ccountries they eat camel, Russia eats fish eggs, and in America we eat frog legs, chitlins (pig intestines), crayfish, cow brain sandwiches, bull testicles (sweetbreads), cow tongue, blood pudding, etc. Stuff is only weird if you didn't grow up eating it.
Good thing our current president does not (as far as we know ) eat cats as well as dogs.
Good thing our current president is not (as far as we know) a cat eater.
meat is meat! get over it . why is a cow different than a cat?
Seriously you have to ask? Because cats are domesticated animals! Dogs and cats are part of our families! Clearly you must not have cats or dogs or you would not have had to ask!
DISGUSTING COUNTRY, DISGUSTING PEOPLE!
This is just yet another reason why I can't stand Chinese people. Those people are barbaric and in my opinion they should be wiped out for good.