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May 02, 2020 - Independent

Cat meat traders in Vietnam 'stealing beloved family pets' as business thrives during coronavirus

Cat meat traders in Vietnam 'stealing beloved family pets' as business thrives during coronavirus
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Traders illegally dealing in cat meat in Vietnam are being accused of stealing beloved family pets — and business is booming for them because of the coronavirus pandemic, investigators claim.

Piles of cat bones were discovered laid out on pavements in the capital Hanoi this week, from an estimated 100 animals.

Cat carcasses still with collars on were also seen at live animal markets.

Researchers said posters appealing for information about missing pets were pinned outside the markets, hung by devastated owners searching for their stolen pets.

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