Vietnam buries thousands of smuggled cats; animal rights group fears many alive at time

February 4, 2015 4:39 PM

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Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of cats smuggled into the country from China to feed the illegal cat meat trade but some groups fear many were alive at the time.

A truck containing three tons of live cats crammed into bamboo crates was impounded last Tuesday in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, with police initially undecided on how to deal with the animals.

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