Monday, June 29, 2009

The Other White Meat

At about $1.30/pound on the paw, cat is a real bargain for Chinese families. Until some PETA derivative spoils everything.

ANIMAL activists in Shanghai have rescued 300 cats from a dealer who had bought the allegedly stolen pets for sale to restaurants in southern China, state media reported.

The activists, acting on a tip from a cat lover, found 22 bamboo cages full of cats in a freight yard, from where they were to be shipped to Guangdong province, the Shanghai Daily reported today.

Gives new meaning to the Meow Mix brand, doesn't it? Chopped Calico, Manx and Siamese all in one delicious serving.

Eating cat meat is a tradition in many parts of China, especially in southern regions, where some restaurants specialise in preparing the dishes, according to Chinese media reports.

Southern fried cat - four drumsticks, double the pleasure. This might spin off a whole new line of baking products: Shake N'Purr or Angora Helper.


Diller said...

We got one ol big Orange Tabby,one of our barn cats,that ought to bring about $26.00,should feed a family of eight,and supposedly they taste just like chicken:)

Subvet said...


By the way, you've an award at my blog.

sig94 said...

Hi Diller! Welcome aboard.