Cambodian filmed herself skinning, cooking and eating a young fishing cat

This Cambodian woman, Ah Lin, wanted to make money on YouTube by filming herself cooking and eating exotic wildlife. This included skinning, cooking and eating a young Fishing Cat (a kitten in fact – see the photo – NOW REMOVED). The photo of her holding up the lifeless, sad body of this young, rare and beautiful wild cat is shocking. It is evil holding the innocent. She has a sociopathic look on her face.

NOTICE: I have reluctantly decided to remove the photographs of this woman abusing (in my opinion) a young wild cat because the pictures are objectionable and unpleasant. I have provided a link below to her YouTube channel if you are interested. Having searched her videos I believe that she has deleted this particular video as I can’t find it on her YouTube channel. If that is the case it is due to societal pressures such as from this page. She may have been acting illegally under Cambodian wildlife protection laws, in any case.

The Fishing Cat is a beautiful and rare small-to-medium sized wild cat species classified as Vulnerable by the Red List (experts in wildlife conservation). In other words this cat species is essentially endangered because of the presence of human activity and protected under Cambodian law.

Okay what’s the big deal? Well she has this macabre YouTube channel (now improved as at Sept 2020) which you can see by clicking on this link. The channel features her skinning, cooking and eating a young Fishing Cat and a range of other rare and near endangered and protected species. Her motivation is solely to make money through advertising on YouTube. Update: as at 28th September 2020, she may have changed her ways. She appears to have moved towards more mainstream Cambodian cooking rather than survival, in the wild cooking. Her early videos are like are of this type and less acceptable to Western tastes.

Her activities are completely immoral and against conservation. In the videos she presents this sweet and innocent image of herself skinning these rare species. It is incongruous. She is either naive or evil (I now believe that she was naive and uneducated about the ethical issues).

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As the species that she ostensibly caught and killed are protected she is thankfully being investigated by Cambodia’s Environment Ministry. That’s probably novel for them. Actually enforcing the law.


As Ah Lin and her husband Phoun Raty have now been made aware of their criminal behavior she has apologized for destroying wildlife. They say they bought the animals from the local market (nice excuse). The videos also show her eating sting ray, king cobra, shark and frogs.

The Environment Ministry say the Fishing Cat is endangered. In fact it is classified as Vulnerable and not Endangered. There is a fine difference. Perhaps the Fishing cat is endangered under Cambodian wildlife protection laws.


The online newspapers say the couple have removed the clips of Ah Lin eating the animals. However, the videos are still online as far as I can tell. I don’t see the video of the Fishing Cat being skinned and eaten but I have placed still photos on this page and they are shocking and disgusting. I think the video of her skinning, cooking and eating a young Fishing Cat has been deleted.

The couple live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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15 Responses

  1. PolPot says:

    It seems like you excuse this subhuaman scum, unacceaptable. Why hide the crime of this wretched couple.

    • I’m sorry but I had to do it because Google insisted upon it. The pictures were damaging the income that I make from Google advertising on my website. Google, I’m afraid, basically sensor website owners like myself through the conditions they apply to their advertising under the banner of Google AdSense. I don’t like it any more than you do but I feel that I have no choice.

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  3. yeet says:

    what do cats taste like?.d.f.ff

  4. Bubbly_Warriors says:

    That is just horrible it makes me angry, I have two cats myself and if I were to accidentally run over a cat I wouldn’t just go and pick it and say “Oh look gonna have some god cat tonight.“ just disgusting. I hate to see animals like dogs and cats be eaten or even exotic animals just some people are different but in my opinion, it is disgusting.

  5. dorian says:

    I like eating cats

  6. Cat's Meow says:

    Deplorable! At least she had the decency to kill the cat BEFORE cooking it. Just plain evil in my book.

    • Michael Broad says:

      Me too. The look on her face is horrible for me. Complete lack of awareness of what she is doing.

  7. Frances A Danna says:

    I am unable to even look at these pictures today.? I hope that the justice system in Cambodia will go beyond investigation and prosecute this young woman and hrer husband. Maybe in time, someday, she will come to the realization of the horrors of what she has done.??

    • Michael Broad says:

      That’s the question: does she really understand the sentience of animals, the feelings of animals, the importance of trying to live in harmony with animals, the need to respect animals etc.. No I am afraid. She has a cold expression on her face.

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