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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:36 PM

Thousand+ Cats Being Shipped to Restaurants in China Saved from Slaughter Thanks to Traffic Accident

A truck hauling over 1,000 cats stuffed into some 40 cages was involved in a traffic accident in Changsha, the capital city of China's Hunan province, giving local animal activists time to free them.

Care for Chinese Animals reports that the cats, which were stuffed 25 a piece into some 40 cages, were being shipped to Guangdong province to be sold to restaurants for slaughter.

While the truck was stranded by the side of the road, a call went out through the social network Weibo for Changsha residents willing to help save the cats.


Some felines unfortunately perished in the accident, but those that survived were taken home by volunteers or handed over to the Changsha Small Animal Protection Association.

http://gawker.com/5976131/hundreds-of-cats-being-shipped-to-restaurants-in-china-saved-from-slaughter-thanks-to-traffic-accident

I will admit that I do not eat much meat...and there are some animals that I won't eat (lamb-so cute! veal-so mean! salmon and tuna-overfished!) but I just can't imagine eating a cat. But even so, regardless, it is wrong to stuff so many cats into 40 cages. Any human that could do that to a living creature must be pretty dead inside. That's all I can say.(although the math doesn't quite add up, the pictures in the article show the story)

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Reply Thousand+ Cats Being Shipped to Restaurants in China Saved from Slaughter Thanks to Traffic Accident (Original post)
DonRedwood Jan 2013 OP
handmade34 Jan 2013 #1
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #2
RebelOne Jan 2013 #3
WooWooWoo Jan 2013 #4
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #7
XemaSab Jan 2013 #5
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #10
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #12
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #13
graywarrior Jan 2013 #6
Stargleamer Jan 2013 #8
pipoman Jan 2013 #9
undergroundpanther Jan 2013 #11
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #14
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #15

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:43 PM

1. not much different

I eat no meat and I abhor any abuse of animals.... no matter pig, cow, cat, bird, etc....

graphic, and pigs, chickens, etc are much worse... too upsetting to post







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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:46 PM

2. how long have you been vegetarian?

I'm eating meat maybe twice a month but I take fish oil every day. I figure that is just as bad as eating the fish in the first place.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:49 PM

3. As a vegetarian, I agree with you. n/t

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:53 PM

4. I can haz catburger?

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Response to WooWooWoo (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:26 PM

7. welcome to du!

I, too, have an evil sense of humor... catburger!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:55 PM

5. The Chinese don't care about animals

n/t

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:37 PM

10. Mirror? Westerners don't have a great deal of respect...

 

...for animals they don't make pets of or (aren't sufficiently cute) themselves.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:51 AM

12. No difference between eating a pig or a cat.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:47 AM

13. I wouldn't eat either

but cat meat's gotta be stringier.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:58 PM

6. Been a vegetarian since 1970

This makes me sick.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:49 PM

8. China has animal activists?

Great to know!! Things seemed so dire there.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:05 PM

9. A lot of mouths to feed

different customs...meat is meat. Many cultures don't eat pork or beef..

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:46 AM

11. may bast protect them and sekhmet

put a fire on any asshole that would harm them .That goes for every cat in china.
Sekhmet show the cat abusers no mercy. And as for the rescuers and shelters may they flourish and save more cats lives.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:49 AM

14. Well, so much for doing away with that old rumour.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:40 AM

15. I dont see the big deal in other countries eating cat/dog. nt

 

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