More than 1,000 cats have been rescued from being slaughtered in China, state-affiliated media has reported.
Police in the country intercepted the truck that was carrying the felines in the city of Zhangjiagang after a tip from animal welfare activists.
The cats were to be sent south and served up as fake pork and lamb skewers in an illicit trade of cat meat.
After the rescue, the animals were moved to a shelter, The Paper reported.
“When will there be laws to protect animals? Don’t the lives of cats and dogs matter?” said one Weibo user after the story was published.
Tap the link in @BBCNews’s bio to read how activists helped to stop the trade. -BBC NEWS