Again, they are not drowning 10,000 cute little cuddy kitty cats. They’re drowning 10,000 un-cute, rancid, toothed, rodent-rats. So now you don’t have to have a Hello Kitty in chains moment.
Glad I got that off my chest. And before any Americans get high and mighty about livestock testing keep in mind that we test a handful of cattle each year for Mad Cow disease where in Japan they test 100% and I think the amount in the U. K. was upwards of 60%. We pump the animals full of drugs and hormones and then we pump them full of their dead brethren and expect a tasty product to result? The reaction in this country to eating anything that we don’t normally eat is such a perfect illustration of our insular xenophobic/racist attitudes towards cultures we don’t know jack shit about. Time has a great article about the doctor making the link between SARS and sales of civet cats in wild game markets – along with his pleading and begging of the Chinese health officials to produce an announcement and decisive action.