30 Nov '16, 1am

Cats killed in China slaughterhouse sold as rabbit meat

CHENGDU • A raid on a slaughterhouse which killed cats and sold them as rabbit meat has discovered nearly one tonne of fresh and frozen carcasses, according to a Global Times report yesterday. The discovery was made last Tuesday when police raided three separate sites used as a storage space, an icehouse and a slaughterhouse, Chengdu Business Daily reported. When the slaughterhouse in the town of Shunjiang was raided, several domestic cats were found floating in the water used for drowning them, with several more either in a machine to remove their fur or in a sack awaiting slaughter, according to the report. London's Daily Mail said Chengdu authorities closed down the operation last Wednesday after receiving information from volunteers at the Chengdu Aizhijia Animal Rescue Centre. Its founder Ms Chen wrote on her Weibo account that it was "a day to remember and a day to f...

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