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Illegal animal trade should be banned! 200 volunteers rescued 848 kitties on a truck that was driving to slaughterhouse! #cat #rescuecat #catrescue #helpcats #animalabuse #specialneedscat #catlover #fyp

♬ Stories 2 – Danilo Stankovic

Nearly 850 cats were stuffed in tiny cages on a truck that was headed for a slaughterhouse. Thankfully, a team of 200 volunteers intercepted the truck and were able to get the kitties off and rescue them.

The kitties were exhausted, hungry, and dehydrated and were packed on top of each other in the small cages. Luckily, 90 percent of them survived the horrifying ride and were adopted by non-profit organizations and kind people.

According to Stop Dog and Cat Meat Trade Worldwide, cat meat is eaten in Cameroon, the Guangdong and Guangxi provinces in China, and some parts of Latin America. Like the dog meat trade, the cats used for the cat meat industry are often stolen family pets, the slaughter and preparation are often unregulated, and consumption of the meat is linked to infection and other diseases.

Fortunately, in the last few years, the practice has been getting shut down. IndonesiaHanoi, and online retailer, Pin Duo Duo have all pledged to end the dog and cat meat trade. However, there is still much progress to be made around the world. In Tianjin, China, the dog and cat meat trade operates illegally. Dogs and cats are not recognized as livestock, but many pets are stolen to be slaughtered and sold.

Sign this petition to call for an end to the dog and cat meat trades!

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