If it were not for pressure from Western civilization, the Chinese would quickly revert to raising and killing cats and dogs for meat.
It’s one example of why civilizations are not created equal and why Western civilization offers the most humane approach to life.
Excerpt from Daily Mail
A Chinese man has been caught keeping more than 500 cats squeezed into tiny cages that he was planning to sell as meat to restaurants for £3 each.
The vendor, known only as Sun, lured people’s pet cats and strays using sparrows and caged birds in the city of Jiujiang, Chinese media reported.
Horrified police found hundreds of felines trapped in the back of a small truck, with many of them near death and mewing faintly in the sweltering heat.
More cats were found in a nearby hut, where they were crammed into metal cages and were cooled by a ceiling fan to stop them dying in the heat.
Sun had allegedly intended to sell the cats to restaurants in other cities for 30 yuan.
Hong Kong and China have banned the killing of dogs and cats for sale as meat, but have not specifically outlawed consumption.
Sun was arrested on Sunday after a suspicious villager called Mr Yang told police that someone had been stealing his pets, including a mother with five kittens.
He also tipped off officers to the cats being stowed at the hut.
Police said on Sunday that a journalist had told them about a batch of cats meant for sale on a truck.
After a raid by Danyang city police rescued more than 500 cats, all of them were later released.
It comes as an animal lover who claimed to look after stray cats at home was caught butchering the felines before selling them to restaurants in November.
Sickening images have emerged showing dozens of cats killed, frozen and even decapitated at the man’s tiny warehouse in Chengdu, south-west China.
An undercover investigation carried out by the local Chengdu Business Daily revealed that the man, named Huang Fuping, sold the dead cats as rabbits to meat vendors in rural China for 20 yuan per kilogram (£2.30).
The authorities seized nearly two tons of feline carcasses. In addition, 49 live cats were rescued.
No matter where you live, if you have immigrant neighbors from the Far East, keep your animals inside at all times.
And never eat in a Chinese restaurant unless you want to consume someone’s beloved pet.