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Rare animal slaughtered in public
  • | VEF, dtinews | March 22, 2013 08:00 PM

The slaughtering of rare animals such as sharks on streets has shocked people.

 

A shark ready for being slaughtered

Some days ago, at the junction of Ton Duc Thang-Nguyen Thai Hoc in Hanoi, a restaurant owner displayed a 100-kg shark on the pavement in front of his restaurant.

The 1.5 metre-long shark was bought from fishermen in Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province. He said the shark would be slaughtered at the weekend. Each six person serving cost more than VND1.3 million (USD61.9).

 

Crocodile meat being sold 

Before the Tet Holiday, a group of people took dozens of crocodiles to the roadside on Kim Giang Street, Thanh Xuan District, drawing the attention of hundreds of people.

The mass slaughter caused major traffic jams. A kilo of crocodile cost between VND180,000 (USD8.57) and VND200,000 (USD9.52).

Earlier, a corpse of a white horse weighing more than two hundreds kilo was displayed for sales. After the meat was sold, the owner brought the bones home for making horse bone glue.

 

Horse meat

These examples of public slaughtering have been repeated throughout the country. In Quy Nhon City, many passers-by saw two men selling wild boar meat on the pavement. One of them used a mini gas stove to burn the hair off the carcass.

The Trans-Asia Road running through Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts in HCM City, is a common place python meat sales. These pythons are bought from households in Bac Lieu and Ca Mau provinces. The animals suffer from incurable diseases and are refused by traders so are often consigned to slaughter.

 

    Wild boar 

Last September authorities seized nine kilos of monkey meat in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province.

Before the Tet Holiday, a group of people displayed animal meat like wild boar and deer for VND200,000-VND220,000 per kilogramme.

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