Ten million cats are killed annually for cat meat. It must stop.

This is too degrading for the human race and too cruel for the millions of cats needlessly and brutally slaughtered for their flesh and fur. Fortunately it is not just people like me who detest the cat and dog meat trade (three times as many dogs are killed in the trade). Yes, we must respect cultural differences of course but this is plain animal cruelty on a grand scale. These animals are brutally held and slaughtered in breach of all accepted animal welfare principles and laws. You don’t have to over analyse this trade. If it feels wrong it is wrong and the Chinese el al know it.

Cat horrors. Chinese meat festival
Cat horrors. Chinese meat festival. Something out of a horror movie. Photo in public domain.
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

It pleases me to report that a US Congressional committee has passed legislation which urges China and other Asian countries such as Vietnam to outlaw the cat and dog meat trade. They also urge these countries to enforce existing laws against the trade. Lack of enforcement is almost a state sponsored crime. It is unforgivable and smacks of corruption.

Legislation labelled HR 401 has been passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The call to end this obnoxious trade is on human health and animal cruelty grounds. The 64,000 dollar question is, will it do any good? And you know what, it won’t but it is still nice to know that there are people in authority who are dealing with this evil trade. The global veterinary community also object strongly to it: Dog and cat meat trade press release from global veterinary community

The animal cruelty issues are legendary. We all know about them. Apparently, and unsurprisingly, people involved in the dogs meat industry are at increased risk of contracting zoonotic diseases from dog saliva. I’d call it karma myself. That is the human health reason for stopping the trade. This a weak point. The much more powerful reason is animal welfare.

People fighting to stop the cat and dog meat trade say that many government officials…are working to end the dog and cat meat trade, reports News18.com.

Cat meat is officially banned in Vietnam but you would not believe it as it is available in speciality restaurants. It is called ‘little tiger’. I wish a big tiger made meals of these people. That would please me even more.

The figure in the title comes from the Humane Society International and Animals Asia Foundation. The source of the article is News18.com.

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3 thoughts on “Ten million cats are killed annually for cat meat. It must stop.”

  1. I wanted to add that stopping the killing of cats and dogs for food is not going to happen when they are readily available and because they will continue to breed in even the most horrific conditions. They are a quick ready supply of protein. I have to assume that S/N are unheard of.
    I am against horse slaughter for many reasons but the only way to slow it down and it has some is to reduce the easy to access surplus.
    Even if they outlawed cat/dog meat there are and will continue to be millions of surplus animals that will simply be snatched for the stew pot.

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  2. My in-laws kept and abused a pen of dogs that rivaled anything seen in the Chinese Eat Dogs horror pictures for over 10 years and I couldn’t get any traction to shut their so called breeding operation down.
    I have seen animals in MY country kept in such deplorable conditions I am scared for life over these souls that have been tortured and in a country were we call ourselves animal lovers refuse to send these degenerates to prison and forbid them or anyone in a household where they live to own so much as a pet goldfish.
    Many shelters here still euthanize via a belly stick where the cat is left to die alone.
    I am sickened by what goes on in some countries via the slaughter process and it’s not cultural sensitivity if it’s simply beyond ignorant. If you think boiling a cat or dog alive is necessary you are sub human. Normal humans raised with any compassion will know instinctively this is wrong.
    But…it is just as wrong to me to try and take any superior footing when I have witnessed just the crap that my in-laws have for years with the claim that’s how it’s always been done.

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  3. The dog and cat meat trade is absolutely horrifying. Barbaric cruelty extending to this intensity is archaic and inexcusable. Totally needs to end.

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