Recently some restaurants in Guangdong, China, have been promoting a popular dish called “water boiled live cat”.

The way the restaurants kill the cats is very cruel and inhumane. One of the chefs even says “the more torture the cats receive, the better they taste.”

They use a bat and beat the cats until they pass out; then throw them into hot water and boil them alive, then de-skin and cook them again.

One restaurant in Pan Yu district, even has a cat “shelter” in their back yard.


Customers go out back and pick which cat they want to eat and the chef will beat the chosen cat half to dead and boil it alive. Not just wild cats end up on the dinner table, some high class cats like Persians will end up a meal as well.

The Menu offers the following choices and prices:

  • Cat meatï¿¥10 ($1.25)/lb
  • Cat’s brain ï¿¥30 ($3.5)/lb
  • Cat’s intestine ï¿¥50 ($6.4)/lb

Lets just hope this is not another prelude to a SARS breakout like before.



Mui Mui
Mui Mui is another of our wonderful, yet weird, editors who also is a well established world traveler. Born in Asia, Mui Mui is our expert on whether the articles we publish remain appropriate and not offensive in nature. Mui Mui’s favorite place is Italy where she spent 4 years and eventually fell in love with.