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Thousands of live #cats from #China seized in #Vietnam: police

Thousands of live #cats from #China seized in #Vietnam: police

HANOI (AFP) - Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance. Cat meat, known locally as "little tiger", is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and although officially banned is widely available in specialist restaurants. The truck containing "three tons" of live cats was discovered in the Vietnamese capital Tuesday, an officer from Dong Da district police station told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. The truck driver told police he had purchased the cats in northeastern Quang Ninh province, which borders China, and that they had all been sourced from the neighbouring country. He told police the cats were destined "for consumption" in Hanoi, without specifying whether they would be sold to restaurants. The officer said that accordin...

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