Kill a black cat, boil it and grind it into paste and take it for the cure of the Covid-19. That’s the treading cure in Vietnam for Coronavirus.
A video revealed that a live cat in a bag being placed in a cooking pot, and boiling water is poured over it, with another clip showing rows of dead cats drying in the sun after being slaughtered.
No To Dog Meat, animal rights organisation says the practice is centered around vietnam capital, Hanoi and the product is being packaged online for sale.
The cat-based “cure” is made by grinding up the cooked animals into a paste, which is then taken by those suffering from coronavirus as well as those trying not to catch it.
Julia de Cadenet, founder of the charity organisation that advocates the end the dog and cat meat trade, disclosed the footage made her blood run cold.
She said people all over the world are understandably scared of COVID-19, yet this does not excuse the evil cruelty that Vietnamese people are inflicting on these poor cats.
In her words: “There is no evidence whatsoever that eating cats cures coronavirus, and even if there was, this inhumane treatment is a level of cruelty that is unacceptable even for those who eat meat.”
The Vietnamese cruelty against animals as excuse to be used as cure for Covid-19 resonates well with what happened in China when the pandemic broke out newly. It was rumoured in China that pets could spread the disease, leading to many people and the authorities rounding up animals and killing them.
Cadenet said: “Our human fears about this pandemic should not be used as an excuse to treat defenceless animals who look to us for protection, with utter contempt.”
Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China banned the eating of cats and dogs when China placed a permanent ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals.
3,084,762 people have contracted Covid-19 globally with 212,522 deaths as at April 28. Many nations of the world now toy with the idea of relaxing lockdown to return to business and normal lifestyle gradually.