China: People Eating Female Cat Placentas In Zhejiang
Mother cats in Zhejiang are used to deliver litters of kittens so cat vendors can take the mother cat’s placentas and sell them for human consumption under the banner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Local Zhejiang residents believe eating female cat placentas are good for their children’s health.
Cats are kept in appalling conditions, seriously injured, diseased and dying. Cat vendors are only interested in harvesting cat placentas so when they die, bodies are strewn on the ground for chickens to eat.
The placenta is an organ attached to the lining of the womb during pregnancy. It keeps the unborn baby’s blood supply separate from the mother’s blood supply, as well as providing a link between the two. The placenta is connected to the baby by the umbilical cord. Female cats will have one placenta per kitten, but sometimes twin kittens will share a placenta. Mother cats will sometimes eat some of the placentas during birthing.
Local Zhejiang cat rescue team Stray Don’t Cry today rescued all the cats in the video. They told me people eating cat placenta is popular in China because of the false belief its great for their children. Human placenta is used to make certain cosmetic creams and medicines, but eating cat placenta takes things to a new level.
Stray Don’t Cry rescue dogs and cats in Zhejiang, but mainly center their rescue work on cats because there’s a severe lack of cat rescue in their area. They run a cat foster program and hold adoption events every eight weeks. They currently have 40 rescue cats: 30 cats are in safe foster with families and 10 cats are recovering in vet hospitals.
Video: not graphic.
Filmed today: cat meat cats being rescued by Stray Don’t Cry:
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