Cats Intended for Eating in Vietnam Saved from Truck -- Tell Authorities Not to Kill Them!

  • by: Karen K.
  • target: Hanoi Police Department
Cat meat, known in Vietnam as "little tiger," is officially banned in the country. However, it's increasingly becoming a delicacy there. Authorities recently seized a truck full of thousands of cats destined "for consumption" in Vietnam, which were being smuggled from China. The story seems unbelievable, but was reported by the well-established AFP wire service.

A police officer said Thursday, Jan. 29 that according to Vietnamese law, smuggled goods will be "destroyed." Please sign the petition to ask the Hanoi Police Department to ensure the cats are sent to a shelter or sanctuary and are not killed!

The truck driver told police the cats were destined "for consumption" in Hanoi, but didn't say if they would be sold to restaurants. He said he bought the cats in the northeastern Quang Ninh province, bordering China.

"But we have not made up our mind what to do with [the cats]" because of the large volume of them, the policeman said. Local media posted photos of the smuggled cats crammed into dozens of bamboo crates, all stacked on top of one another.

Please sign the petition to ask the Hanoi Police Department to ensure the cats are sent to a shelter or sanctuary and are not killed!
Update #12 years ago
Unfortunately there is a horrific update in this case: International Business Times, Examiner and MSN are reporting the cats were allegedly buried alive: http://www.ibtimes.com/seized-vietnam-cats-reportedly-buried-alive-1804278

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