Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In China, Protest Shuts Down Restaurant Serving Cat Meat: Sign of Things to Come or Just One Small Group of Concerned People?

Interesting that there’s even a small movement to stop this despicable practice. We’ll see if it keeps up. And look at the name of the restaurant - Fangji Cat Meatball restaurant. Can’t get anymore clear on what they serve there.

For more on the inherent cruelty of China, and to see how they actually keep and kill cats and dogs see:


Animal Rights Protest Shuts Down Restaurant Serving Cat Meat


June 19, 2006 1:55 p.m. EST

Julie Farby - All Headline News Staff Writer

Beijing, China (AHN) - Animal rights protesters swarmed into a restaurant serving cat meat in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and forced it to shut down.

Xinhua reports that 40 or so, mainly female demonstrators-holding banners reading "cats and dogs are friends of human beings"-entered the Fangji Cat Meatball restaurant and demanded the owner free any live cats on the premises.

According to the report, there were no live cats in the building, as the owner had already moved them out, but some burst into tears upon finding a skinned cat in a fridge.

The organizer of the protest, identified only as Isobel, the founder of a cat protection Web site, says the restaurant had been chosen because it killed cats in the street and it was "very bad for the students from nearby schools."

Many Chinese, particularly in the south, believe eating dogs and cats are good warming foods to eat during the winter. But China is developing a nascent animal rights movement as more people raise pets, which during the country's Communist heyday was frowned upon as a bourgeois activity.

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