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Was Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate racist when he joked about Chinese people eating cats? — 2 Comments

  1. When my husband and I visited China in 2005, our Chinese tour guide said, “Japanese take pictures of everything, Americans buy everything, and Chinese eat everything.” Back then, I only remember seeing one fairly prosperous city (Jinan) where people had dogs and cats as pets. On television, there was criticism of open animal markets where cages were stacked on top of each other, as the avian flu was raging at the time.

    • Yep, they do eat everything. And nowadays it is frowned on because it severely damages conservation. For instance the pangolin is going extinct because they think that eating the scales gives them better health. The scales are made of keratin, the same stuff that makes our nails. The same goes for rhino horn. It is insane superstition and it is killing million of animals often in a brutal, unregulated way. Thanks for commenting.

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