Hanoi chef caught red handed with rare cat

2012-02-22 19:08

Hanoi - A chef in Hanoi was caught red-handed drowning an endangered leopard cat to serve at his restaurant, police said on Wednesday.

The chef said he killed the cat on Tuesday following a request from his manager, district police chief Nguyen Ba Hung told dpa.

The manager, Nguyen To Chien, told police an acquaintance in Phu Tho province gave him the cat to look after.

He said he only decided to have it killed when a customer asked him for cat meat. He intended to sell the meat at a price of $41/kg. The animal weighed 3.5kg.

But Hung said that an investigation revealed Chien bought the animal with the intention of killing it for meat.

Both the manager and his chef have been arrested and will be punished, Hung said.

The cat, scientific name Prionailurus bengalensis, is slightly larger than a domestic cat and has distinctive leopard-like spotted markings.

Vietnam lists the animal as a species in danger of extinction and it is illegal to hunt or sell it.

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-02-22 19:48

    What is the matter with these people? Why must they consume all this stuff? If it's not rhino horn, its tigers balls, or bears penis or bear spleen juice. Beware, the Chinaman, and I include all slopes here. They are like locusts and will decimate this planet. They do over there and over here. Their mindlessness knows no bounds!

      Mikkel - 2012-02-22 21:09

      "If it's not rhino horn, its tigers balls, or bears penis or bear spleen juice" - Rofl. I guess I'm speechless.

  • AyGeewils - 2012-02-22 20:39

    Hope you rot in hell - bloody monster - i hate these people with a passion!!

      Leroy - 2012-02-23 07:37

      and their passion is blinded by the carrot of fortune and fame!

  • Grant - 2012-02-23 10:55

    These are the c##ts that are buying the Rhino horn.They have no respect for nature.

  • Warwick - 2012-02-23 11:07

    If its got a pulse you eat it. Pretty soon these things wil be resorting to cannabilsm if it meant a stronger hard on or some form of longevity.

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