1000 Cats Rescued China: Stolen Cats Lead To 6 Arrests, Were Planned For Restaurants And Fur

December 29, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

1,000 cats rescued in China thanks to social media, story proves the power of the web. According to Chinese media outlets, Police in Liaoning Province, have arrested 6 people who had stolen 1,000 cats from their owners. The criminals had plans to sell the cats to restaurants and to fur coat makers. This not the first time that more than 1,000 cats have been rescued in China.

1,000 cats rescued

1,000 cats rescued in China thanks to animal lovers who are internet savvy. This week, authorities in Liaoning Province, north-eastern China, apprehended 6 people, involved in animal trafficking.

The 6 individuals roamed the streets of Dalian City at night, stealing cats from owners. The group had kidnapped more than 1,000 cats in order to sell their meat and fur.

Several pet lovers, who had spotted the cat snatchers, shared their stories online. Their tales rapidly reached the police, which decided to take action.

The authorities located a cat den in a village and arrested the six criminals. Thus far, more than 300 of the cats found, have been returned to their rightful owners.

As stated above, the headline “1,000 cats rescued in China,” has appeared in the news before. On January 14, 2013, a truck carrying 1,000 cats, had an accident in Changsha.

It is believed that some of those cats were raised in provinces for the sole purpose of being eaten, but most of them were stolen from their owners.

The animals were being taken to Guangdong in order to be sold to restaurant owners. The driver of the truck was badly injured and was rushed to the hospital, leaving the 1,000 cats on the side of the road.

Few of the cats died, some ran away, and many of them were hurt. The animals were stranded for more than 24 hours, which is when a Chinese police officer named Wang Yujing, decided to use the internet to ask for help.

The authorities shared a post on Sina Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging site, where they asked for Changsha residents to come and rescue the stranded and dying cats.

Within minutes, dozens of people showed up, and were asked to pay about $1,600 to the truck owner in order to collect the cats.

According to Care For Chinese Animals, the cats were in bad shape. The 1,000 cats rescued were crammed into bamboo cages like sardines.

Many of them were sick and all of them were starving. The group of volunteers gave the cats medication and nursed them with food, water, and milk.

Some of the cats were adopted by Changsha inhabitants, while more than 800 of them were taken to the Changsha Small Animal Protection Association.

A representative for the organization, who is only known as Hunter, has said that many of the cats rescued, have been released in different districts. Hunter explained:

“Cats reproduce fast.It’s very possible that it could cause alarm among people living in the community and lead to disaster for the feline ecosphere.”

Which implies that the circle of people snatching cats, packing them in smelly boxes, selling them to restaurants will go on forever in China.

While it is bad luck to eat kittens in the Asian country, like lobster, cat is a pricey meat in the area. Cats that are more than one year old, are kept in tiny and filthy cages outside of restaurants, and customers are invited to select the one they want to eat.

The chef then kills the cat by cutting its throat, the meat is prepared, and then served with legumes and rice.

What are your thoughts on the viral story “1000 cats rescued china”?

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  1. Deana says:

    I am angered and sickened!

    Cats are the most wonderful of companions, or are like children to pet parents!

    I truly believe the horror cat thieves should be stripped naked and hung by their short hairs!

  2. Donna says:

    this makes me sick to stomach I love cats I have one of my own and reading this makes me so angry those people need to be hung and there throats cut like they did to those poor cats people who harm any animals needs to be punched

    • Joe says:

      Sick people…animals are gifts from God

      • babycatt116 says:

        Donna & Joe. So glad we are on the same page. So moron actually said “What’s the difference? It’s still protein from meat.” I hope he regrets his very wise a$$ comment.

  3. susan says:

    To the restaurant owners and the people who select and eat the cats, may their restaurants grow bankrupt and the people get deatly sick. And perhaps justice would be for them to forces to leave in small smelly cages and be eaten by aliens or experimented on by space invaders. Hope they get sick. I pray most of all for God’s justice on them. THey are inhumane and cruel and it just shows what kind of people we are dealing with. THROW THE BOOK AT THEM.

    • babycatt116 says:

      Not just throw the book at them…toss them in prison for years on end! I am so mad right now I could spit nails!! (Or hiss)

  4. john says:

    Good source of protein ate them in Vietnam. If ya eat meat whats the difference.

    • Vicki Williams says:

      WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE…the difference is that cats are a domestic pet animal…they are not intended to be eaten as a food source. I have often thought that the asian people were a little lacking in compassion and moral character by mistreating their animals the way they do. The way a nation or people treat their animals is a VERY good way of discerning their character as human beings. The way other cultures treat dogs and cats are deplorable, looking at them as “unclean” and even mistreating them before they slaughter them for food. They have no respect for life.

      • babycatt116 says:

        exactly! This article made me sick to my stomach. Dumbass you know what’s….just as inhumane as eating dogs, which they also do!

    • babycatt116 says:

      Lucky you…glad you enjoyed you’re supply of pussy in Vietnam

    • Kristen says:

      John ~ I’m with you. Although I have never eaten cat, that I’m aware of anyway. I do eat cow, pig, deer, elk, caribou, moose, fish, lamb, goat, etc. Protein is protein and while there are some sources I may choose not eat, it’s generally what you’re brought up with. I do not advocate for inhumane slaughter or negligent upkeep of the animals. I was taught to take care of the animals we raised and I am thankful for their nourishment.

      • john says:

        Excellent answer.I must say that cats kill indiscriminetly. Hard for me to have a lot of compassion for them.

    • Debra says:

      Then go back to Vietnam where they also skin dogs while they’re alive. So go back to your subhuman country and maybe you’ll choke on a cat bone or they mistake you for a dog and skin you alive, john. Good name for you – toilet. Hope someone does their business on you after you’re skinned, the urine and warm feces on that raw skin would burn beautifully! Bye, toilet, hope the plane lands in the ocean as you leave this country. Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle…

  5. babycatt116 says:

    What is my thought on this article? Disgust, horror, disbelief that this type of thing can even go on. The face that they were stolen from their owners is sad enough, but to have the ‘diner’ sit and chose which cat they prefer to munch on??? Have they no empathy for a living creature? A persons PET? They aren’t lobsters swimming in tanks, or ducks hanging out in the ‘open air markets’ they have. These are peoples PETS! And they are living creatures that we, as Americans just don’t eat. Nasty, vile, over the edge of going out of the way to be inhumane. Hang each and every one of those cat-snatchers by their little bitty balls & see how they like it.

  6. Debra says:

    This makes me ill and disgusted. The rich fat Chinese need to experience the same treatment as the poor cats experience, their hides ripped off their bodies and boiled alive. The Chinese need to stop reproducing like rabbits themselves. They’re literally causing the extinction of lions, elephants, rhinos, etc. They sicken me!


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