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Owner of cat meat restaurant in Viet Nam chooses compassion over slaughter

For the past five years, Pham Quoc Doanh has been making his living by running a cat meat restaurant and slaughterhouse in Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam. But the work has weighed heavily on him, especially since he knew that many of the cats brought to him by cat meat traders were stolen pets. He decided to take action.

Mr. Doanh reached out to our Humane Society International team in Viet Nam for help to close his business, which drowned up to 300 cats each month, for good. With a one-time grant we provided, Mr. Doanh is setting up a grocery store.  

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Kitty Block is President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and CEO of Humane Society International, the international affiliate of the HSUS.

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