A Chinese couple was arrested this afternoon after a former employee tipped the cops about cages of captured cats waiting to be killed and cooked.
The restaurant in Johannesburg CBD had been selling Chinese food for the past three years. And no mention of cat meat on their menus.
Police had found eight cats that were freshly killed and some were already cooked. A whole lot of cats were locked in the cages waiting for their fate. Some cats had collars.
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Police said these type of restaurant operate like normal restaurants but there are regular known customers who are served dog, cat or snake meat.