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Police caught a man in his 50’s who boiled alive stray cats and sold them to “Health Food Centers”.
On May 21, Busan Bukbu (Northern) Police booked without detention,
poacher Mr. A (54 years old) on charges of capturing and slaughtering
600 stray cats (a violation of Animal Protection Act).
Mr. A is suspected of capturing stray cats by setting traps with
baits such as chicken in and around residential areas of Busan and
Gyeongsangnam-do Province and slaughtering them in a secret location in
Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do from February of last year until recently.
Police stated that Mr. A scalded live cats in boiling water for about
2 minutes to kill them, removed their fur, took out their organs,
stored them in the freezer and then sold them to “Health Food Center” at
15,000 Won ($14 USD) each.
The police stated that when they raided Mr. A’s secret slaughterhouse, there were 18 cats about to be slaughtered.
Mr. A testified that he “captured and sold around 600 stray cats”.
Police explained that for over one year, Mr. A was able to profit
from capturing because there is a high demand for cat soup because of
the false belief that cat soup is good for arthritis, which has no cure.
However, police requested that unlike livestock animals such as cows
and pigs, there is no management of cats for sanitation and the parasite
inside a cat’s body can be transmitted to humans and therefore, cats
should not be consumed.