Chinese customers browse cats and dogs in cages beside the road, then select one to be drowned and cooked
Horrible: Dogs and cats are kept in cages in order for customers to pick the animal they want, after which it is ‘humanely’ drowned by being shoved in a bag and thrown in a nearby river
The brutal practices of China’s street trade in cat and dog meat has been revealed in a shocking report on local television.
Chinese street traders caught on TV selling fresh animal meat, proudly explained that the animals are ‘humanely’ drowned by being shoved in a bag and thrown in a nearby river.
Live dogs and cats are kept in cages, in order for customers select the animal they want, after which the can take it home alive or pay to have it killed, skinned and cooked in front of them.
Disgusting: A female vendor prepares to cook two dogs, hanging by their necks from a nearby tree
The traders at the illegal market on the banks of the Xi River in Foshan city in southeast China’s Guangdong province say they started drowning the animals to avoid ‘distressing customers’.
The traders said that people had complained about seeing the animals killed in front of them, and as a result had come up with the alternative to kill them humanely.