English Caption for “South Korea’s illegal cat capture, slaughter and sale”: http://youtu.be/V2WK8EWrjJA
What’s more shocking is that not only the pet dogs are being sold as meat but the pet cats are being sold as meat as well.
Cat merchant: When you have rheumatism or neuralgia, we can put 3 to 5 cats and make a medicinal soup for you ready to eat.
Cat merchant: If you want 3 cats, it’s 60,000 Korean Won ($42 USD) each and total comes out to be 210,000 Korean Won ($150 USD).
Then, where are these cats coming from?
Cat merchant: The cats we use are not small. That’s because we capture the cats that run around and eat on their own so mostly they are large.
Undercover: So there is someone who captures and supplies them to you?
Cat merchant: Of course. There is someone who supplies them to us.
Gyeonggi-do. OO Slaughterhouse.
With the help from an informant, we visited a home of a man who is known to supply cats to the Health Food Stores (Cat soup store).
Upon observing for awhile, a man appears with a wheelbarrow.
He moves whatever he brought with him to a warehouse in the yard.
While the man is out, we went inside the work area.
Fur removal machine is seen and around the machine what appears to be cat’s fur is piled up high.
In the yard, what appears to be traps used to capture cats can be seen.
Traces of cats trapping is still present.
We checked the freezer.
Tens of frozen cats are being stored.
Could this illegal cat slaughtering be a rear occurrence?
We visited a dog slaughterhouse pretending to be a prospective customer.
Undercover: How many cats do you have right now?
Even in this place, we discovered tens of pet cats being stored in the freezer.
Not only pet dogs but pet cats are being widely distributed.
Undercover: How many cats come in on a busy day?
Slaughterhouse owner: About 100 cats.
People who eats whatever if they are told that it’s good for their health.
Now not only pet dogs but they are eating pet cats too.
Slaughterhouse owner: These frozen cats are real high quality. There’s no others that can top these cats.