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April 23, 2020 - Metro UK

Black cats turned into paste and sold as coronavirus remedy in Vietnam

Black cats turned into paste and sold as coronavirus remedy in Vietnam
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Animal rights activists say black cats are being boiled, skinned, cooked then turned into paste sold as coronavirus medicine in Vietnam. Charity No to Dog Meat say the practice is centred in the country’s capital Hanoi, but bottles of the ‘remedy’ are also being sold online.

One photo purportedly shows the mixture being fed to a baby. Graphic footage taken by campaigners shows rows rows of dead cats drying in the sun after being slaughtered. Another video shows a live cat being placed in a cooking pot as boiling water is poured over it. No to Dog Meat founder Julia de Cadenet said watching the distressing clip made her blood run cold. She realises people worldwide are ‘understandably terrified of COVID-19’ but said this does not excuse the ‘horrific cruelty’ being inflicted on these defenceless animals.

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