Dog and cat fur used for bags, toys and clothes in China.

Day 1 (THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2013)

Visit to the Dong Hua Men market, Beijing

The Beijing authorities required that the city’s restaurants sell no cat or dog meat for the duration of the 2008 Olympic games. Following the Olympics, the consumption of these types of animals diminished and now, there are few places left in the city that serve these types of meat. The Dong Hua Men market, in the centre of Beijing, is one of them. We found two stalls which offered us dog meat by saying to us, in English, « dog, dog ». Another stallholder taught us how to prepare cat meat with flour, whilst imitating the meowing sound of a cat.