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Chinese Rescue 1000 Cats Instead of Eating Them

A truck carrying 1,000 cats crashed in Hunan province on its way to restaurants in Guangdong. A police officer sent out a call via Weibo and dozens of volunteers showed up to rescue the poor cats and treat the ones that were injured. The group then paid the driver of the truck for the “livestock” [...]

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A truck carrying 1,000 cats crashed in Hunan province on its way to restaurants in Guangdong. A police officer sent out a call via Weibo and dozens of volunteers showed up to rescue the poor cats and treat the ones that were injured. The group then paid the driver of the truck for the “livestock” and took them to an animal shelter.

Chinese cats being rescued

Chinese cats being rescued

These cats were destined to be food. How does this work?

Another Chinese paradox or cultural shift?

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3716 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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