Social Media Saved 600 Cats In China, Averting Tragedy And Bringing The Feels
Bravo, world. Bravo.
China's pet "meat market" has been a controversial stain on its culture, but the internet is proving more and more citizens are standing against the practice and standing up for animal rights.
On Thursday, a man from Putuo district attempted to transport 600 cats caged in wooden crates to be sold for meat and fur.
Animal rescue groups were called to help via Weibo (China's Twitter), who posted images of cats stuffed into wooden crates to create awareness.
The heartbreaking images caught the attention of thousands of concerned citizens.
The result? Local residents and onlookers spotted the truck and called police, who met and detained the man on the spot.
An Animal Rights blog said while some Chinese citizens angrily confronted the animal trafficker, others rushed to give the cats food and water.
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