Cruel beyond belief: The moment a truck crammed with FIVE HUNDRED cats was stopped en route to restaurants in ChinaSource: Daily Mail UK
Some were crammed into rusty cages so small they could not stand up.
Others were gasping for air in sacks. All were starving, exhausted and just hours from being killed and served up as a delicacy in restaurants. These harrowing photographs were taken after 500 cats were found piled on top of each other in a lorry bound for the slaughterhouse.
They asked the driver what was being transported after hearing muffled whimpers from under the tarpaulin covering the cargo, ‘He said it was a full load of rabbit, but after we instructed him to uncover the load we were shocked to find a full load of living cats,’ said officer Sun Hai.
Yesterday Alan Knight, chief executive of International Animal Rescue, said: ‘There are horrendous practices in China and their animal welfare system is abysmal.‘It is a hugely rich country and they really need to take themselves out of the dark ages and into a more humane way of treating and transporting animals.’