Cat biryani in Chennai, meat traders busted

Cat biryani in Chennai, meat traders busted
Cat biryani in Chennai meat traders busted

CHENNAI: In Pallavaram, a Narikuravar tribal settlement, was in the midst of construction work, when they were approached by a man, who offered to help them,chennaipatrika

Arvind, an animal rights activist, noticed a cage with 16 cats huddled together and with their tongues sticking out due to dehydration.

Sagar Sheth, an activist who was part of the rescue said, “At the corner, there was a man chopping meat. He told us that it was cat meat and that it was to be sold. Rs.200 for 2 kgs he said, it was that cheap.

On Thursday morning, four activists Arvind Kannan, Koushik Raghavan, Meenatchi Sundaram and Sagar Sheth rescued the cats and sent them away in an ambulance arranged by a People for Animals (PFA) activist Shiranee Perreira.

Venkatesan, the inspector of Pallavaram’s S5 police station told that this is not a new occurrence. “They keep cats like this naturally, it has always been like that. We didn’t really know about this incident and got to know only through activists,” he says. A complaint has been filed.

“We have to check if it’s mixed. It may not be sold directly as cat meat. We have to test it in labs to check if the composition is a combination of cat meat and other meat,” said Sagar.

Cat biryani in Chennai meat traders busted