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Sick pictures showing dozens of cats frozen, killed and even decapitated have emerged.
They show cats – which were once family pets – skinned and bloodied.
Several cages full of live cats and kittens were also found in suspect Huang Fuping’s home in Chengdu city, China.
The cats were discovered after an undercover investigation carried out by a local newspaper found that Fuping sold the dead cats as rabbits to meat distributors for 20 yuan (£2) per kilogram.
According to the founder of Chengdu Aizhijia Animal Rescue Centre, the Chengdu authorities closed down Huang”s illegal cat slaughterhouse on November 23 after receiving information provided by volunteers from the rescue centre.
China is home to the Yulin festival where 15,000 dogs are slaughtered and eaten over 10 days.