Cats & Dogs Off the Menu in China

GreenTracker| China has savoured the pleasures of eating both cats and gods for years. A very popular article at A of C is a reflection of my own experience with a proposed evening of eating monkey brains in China. No diplomatic rapproachement was required, and the monkey was spared.

If the National People’s Congress approves the draw law in progress, anyone caught eating cat or dog meat would face a fine of as much as 5,000 yuan (£450) and up to 15 days in jail. Organisations involved in the sale of either meat could be fined between 10,000 and 500,000 yuan.

The London Times doesn’t explain how China became interested in animal rights. Is PETA a player, I wonder. The answer is ‘yes’. Even Jackie Chan got involved.

When the Menu Calls for Whale Meat or Monkey Brains, Count Me Out