A Vietnamese restaurant that used to drown up to 300 cats a month has closed.

  • A restaurant in the Vietnamese city of Thai Nguyen that used to kill 300 cats a month has closed.
  • His owner said he knew some people had pets but he needed the money.
  • The owner received a grant from the Humane Society International to close the restaurant.

A Vietnamese restaurant that used to drown 300 cats a month for food has closed.

said Pham Quoc Doanh, owner of Gia Bảo in Thai Nguyen, northeastern Vietnam Metro That he knew some people had pets but he had no choice because he needed the money.

Donna said she added cat meat to the restaurant’s menu to make it more profitable because she was struggling to support her family, noting that there was no one else around to sell the meat. The restaurant did not exist.

Doanh dipped the cats individually into the bucket, Metro reported. He said that when I saw them suffering during the slaughter, I felt sorry for them.

“When I think about the thousands of cats I’ve slaughtered and served here over the years, it’s heartbreaking,” Duana said. News for the newspaper Published by Humane Society International, an animal welfare organization. “Cat theft is so common in Vietnam that I know many of the cats sold here were someone’s beloved family companion, and I am very sorry for that.”

In 2022, HSI launched a program offering financial incentives to Vietnamese restaurants if they stopped selling cat and dog meat and put the animals up for adoption. Donna was given a one-time grant in exchange for closing her restaurant and removing the animals.

HSI Vietnam Companion Animal Program Managers Vu Quang Nguyen and Nicole Jaworski lead the cats out of the slaughterhouse.

HSI Vietnam Companion Animal Program Managers Vu Quang Nguyen and Nicole Jaworski lead the cats out of the slaughterhouse.

Chau Doan/AP Images for HSI



HSI said it now plans to open a grocery store instead.

“Now that I have closed down my cat slaughter business, I feel more at peace in my mind and feel confident and happy about my future without killing any more animals,” Duana told Metro. told.

Animal welfare organizations Four Paws and Change for Animals Foundation claimed A 2020 report stated that more than 1 million stray and pet cats are killed for their meat in Vietnam every year.

“Some restaurants buy animals directly from cat breeders and slaughter them on their premises, but most work with wholesalers and slaughterhouses,” says Dr. Catherine Pollack, a veterinarian in Southeast Asia. The head of Four Paws Stray Animal Care said in one. News for the newspaper. According to the report, cats are usually killed by drowning, but in some cases they are euthanized, boiled alive or electrocuted.

“At the wholesalers, we discovered a lot of cats with collars — a clear sign that they’re pets,” Pollack said.

HSI says its program in Vietnam has also helped close two dog restaurants in Thái Nguyên.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top