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Vietnam´s taste for cat
leaves pets in peril

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 7/28/2014 1:06:21 AM

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: drowned, shaved and burned to remove all fur before being cut up and fried with garlic. "A lot of people eat cat meat. It´s a novelty. They want to try it," said the establishment´s manager To Van Dung, 35. Vietnam has forbidden the consumption of cats in an effort to encourage their ownership and keep the capital's rat population under control.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/28/2014 1:17:50 AM     (No. 9942594)

Evil, evil, EVIL!!! How about canned Vietnamese for cat food! I am sure my children would like a nice Asian dinner! But seriously, I don´t care what their culture believes, it is just not right to eat such highly intelligent, loving animals who depend on us and look to us for care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMoneypenny, 7/28/2014 1:48:04 AM     (No. 9942613)

Owned by a kitty and totally smitten by my kittens I wish I had not read this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: annie xango, 7/28/2014 1:53:28 AM     (No. 9942617)

well, that tears it..I was thinking about going to our local Vietnam eatery..since I have always heard the food is good..now, I just can´t do it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/28/2014 2:05:59 AM     (No. 9942620)

If there is anything to reincarnation I hope I don´t come back as a cat in Vietnam or Korea. Or a frog in France.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/28/2014 2:08:53 AM     (No. 9942621)

Barbarians

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/28/2014 2:26:49 AM     (No. 9942634)

Disgusting. They eat rodents, too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/28/2014 2:27:39 AM     (No. 9942635)

Be careful when your order the chicken.

Can´t look at the pictures.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/28/2014 2:35:07 AM     (No. 9942639)

Reminds me of the joke about dog-owners in certain Asian countries:
What do you call a with one dog? A vegetarian. A man with two dogs? A rancher!

All seriousness aside, this is pretty grim. Plus, as the article said, their rat population is outta control, much like our own ´Rat problem in Washington DC.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: losgatos, 7/28/2014 3:33:29 AM     (No. 9942650)

We had this problem with the Vietnamese in Sacramento. So many cats disappeared that the city had to pass a law against eating people´s pets.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/28/2014 5:43:14 AM     (No. 9942674)

Aside from a lifelong love of cats, I can´t get my mind around people who would ignore the accumulated wisdom of centuries that cats are the first defense against vermin. They were bred for it and they are a natural solution to a terrible problem.

Only the most foolish would muck with this ancient and beneficial relationship.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JimS, 7/28/2014 5:52:41 AM     (No. 9942683)

We had a Vietnamese restaurant in my town that served cat (as pork or chicken). The city health department shut them down

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/28/2014 5:52:55 AM     (No. 9942684)

FTA: " the establishment´s manager To Van Dung,".....

Van Dung, a very appropriate name. s/

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/28/2014 5:56:24 AM     (No. 9942685)

Any disgusting, evil person who thinks getting rid of kitties is a good thing deserves to catch the plague from the ensuing rodent population explosion!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: provide, 7/28/2014 7:21:34 AM     (No. 9942748)

Coming to school lunches everywhere to show cultural sensitivity. I remember a movie showing a table of Chinese eating a monkey´s brain while still alive.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/28/2014 8:24:02 AM     (No. 9942803)

Gives a whole new meaning to the expression,
"Don´t play with your food."



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Reply 16 - Posted by: cheeflo, 7/28/2014 8:44:07 AM     (No. 9942829)

Most people don´t share your sentiments, #11.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jglas, 7/28/2014 11:57:20 AM     (No. 9943134)

Why you shouldn´t eat cat, even once. Just think ´cat´ when you read ´dog´ in the following story:

http://theweek.com/article/index/265342/why-you-shouldnt-eat-dog-not-even-once

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