Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

February 4, 2015 5:03 PM

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Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of cats, many of them apparently still alive, that were destined for restaurant tables. The Associated Press says the felines were culled because they posed an environmental and health risk.

The cats were being smuggled into northern Vietnam from China. The AP says the three tons of animals were found in cramped bamboo baskets packed into a single truck. Photos show the cats peering out the side, their limbs and tails sticking out. The driver was fined about $360.

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