8 Animals Eaten Alive in China – Graphic Content

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For some religious people is forbidden to eat any portion that is cut from animals that are still alive. On the contrary the practice of eating alive animals is widespread around Asia. Monkey brain, fishes, baby mice, donkeys, snakes.

In Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam and even in China is considered delicious and synonymous of freshness.

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Animals eaten alive:

Oysters

Oysters are the most common animal often eaten raw and alive even in the West.

In fact they are considered healthiest when eaten raw on the half shell.

oysters


Drunken Shrimps

A popular traditional Chinese dish is Zui Xia, Drunken Shrimps. It is also possible to find it in some Chinese Restaurant in the United States. Fresh water shrimps are dipped in an alcoholic drink, usually baijiu.

At the beginning the shrimps try to jump around to escape and the consumers have to catch them.

Once intoxicated, the shrimps are easier to eat. They only dies, finally, when being chewed.

Modified recipes are used in different parts of China. This dish is quite expensive, because to serve the shrimps alive, it must be prepared quickly and chef must be skillful.

 

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The dish is banned in China, but it’s still possible to find it.

Drunken Shrimps

Dead and Alive Fish

Another popular alive food in China is Ying Yang Yu, Dead and Alive Fish, because the fish’s body is rapidly deep-fried and served while the head, not fried, is still fresh and moving.

It is prepared extremely quickly, with care not to damage the internal organs, so the fish can remain alive for 30 minutes.

It is served with sweet and sour sauce on the body.

One of the reasons that make this dish popular is because the restaurant boast about how fresh the fish is.

Dead and Alive Fish

Snakes

Alive snake are a specialties of Chinese chefs.

Also this dish is prepared very quickly so that the costumers can eat the snake meat when it still alive and moving.

The chef, faster as he can, cut the head, remove the skin, removed the bowels, in such a way as to eliminate the parasites, cut the meat and serve the raw snake.

Raw alive snake meat, sometimes was reported by the media, eaten by peasant without chef help.

You can watch a video here.

snakes

Live Fresh Donkey

Not so popular in all China is to eat Huo Jiao Lu (活叫驴), Live Fresh Donkey.

The animal has its legs tied and its body held down, while the chef cuts its body and serves the meat immediately to costumers.

Some media reported that alive raw donkey meat could be sold from peddlers in Henan and Hubei even if Chinese government banned it.

Live Fresh Donkey
Live Fresh Donkey
Live Fresh Donkey

Raw alive monkey brain

Raw alive monkey brain is a special dish affordable only by very rich people and is possible to order it only in Guangdong and, once, in  Hong Kong.

The chef puts a live monkey beneath a table with its head poking up through a hole, the costumers then eat its brains while it screams.

This dish is very expensive.

Sometimes costumers that order this dish want to prove their richness and bravery, but many can’ t swallow a single bite.

The dish was banned in China.

A scene from the 1978 movie Faces of Death by John Alan Schwartz

raw-monkey-food

A representation of how the monkey brain is eaten


Baby Mice 三吱儿 

Newborn mice (San Zhi Er) are eaten alive with chopsticks and served in a spicy sauce.

They are called “three squeaks babies” because they  would scream three times: the first time when they are grabbed with the chopsticks, the second time when they are dipped in the sauce and the third final squeak inside the mouth of the customer.

Also this dish has been banned in China.

Here you can check the page in Baike Baidu, the Chinese Wikipedia. Here instead you can watch a video whose vision is not recommended for a sensitive audience.

Newborn mice eaten alive - San Zhi Er
three squeaks babies

Alive baby duck embryos

Alive duck embryos (活珠子) are a famous Nanjing speciality.

Duck embryos are eaten when the egg is about to hatch into a life but it does not fully formed.

Sometimes, in other areas the egg is boiled before to be consumed. 活珠子 is a variation of Balut, Duck Embryo, a dish original from Philippines.

The main difference with the original recipe is that instead of eating the eggs boiled, in China they eat them raw.

Alive duck embryos
Alive duck embryos

Raw alive embryo

Cooked embryo
Cooked embryo

Cooked embryo


Others

Every year Chinese media reported about cases of Chinese peasants that eaten raw alive meat. Two of the most particular are the cases of Wen Xide and Jiang Musheng.

Wen Xide is a peasant from of Wangzhuang village, Zhumadian. The 41 years old man said, in 2009, he ate alive snakes with a cold beer.

In 2007 Jiang Musheng, from a village in Shangrao, Jiangxi province, claimed that eating live frogs cured his intestinal problems. He also eats live mice and baby rats.

The 66 year old man admitted once he ate 20 mice in a single day.

eating alive snakes
eating a frog

Sources and Photos:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_live_animals#cite_note-Reuters-6 , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_live_seafood , http://www.reuters.com/ , http://www.chinawhisper.comhttp://www.cracked.com/ , http://news.sina.com.cn/
http://bbs.voc.com.cn/topic-4859619-1-1.html , http://travel.sina.com.cn/food/2008-10-23/102931653.shtml , http://baike.baidu.com/view/865526.htm , http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2004/0219/cu18-1.html , http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9dc_1371560196

via Cina Oggi

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55 thoughts on “8 Animals Eaten Alive in China – Graphic Content”

  1. Even worse than this IMO is the killing and eating of dogs. Many of these creatures have more decency and warmth in their hearts than the calloused, ignorant human beings devouring their flesh. Dogs are not called man’s best friend for nothing! This cruel practice should be outlawed! Come Lord Jesus come.

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  2. I am not bigoted by any means, but it seems the Chinese take much pleasure in causing extreme suffering for animals. There is no purpose, no benefit, to consume a live animal. It only causes needless suffering to the creature. Just ponder if the roles were reversed and it was the human diner being eaten bit by bit alive.

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    • I guess the benefit of consuming a live animal is that it takes less time to prepare and is also more fresh. Maybe they don’t really enjoy the pain it causes to the animal but simply do it because it’s more convenient. We have to take quite some time to prepare a dish, but they just eat everything raw because they don’t care about animals so I guess it makes sense to them in a weird way.

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      • There is no need. Dismembering a live donkey is asinine. In most cultures it is slaughtered on demand. Why would you keep it alive? You have to stitch up wounds deal with infections, now it can’t walk. Totally pointless. Live monkey brain is just a show of machismo, like many of these hedonistic rituals, it’s Hannibal Lecter status. Most of these creatures have parasites, they need to be cooked. This is soulless cruelty. I’m glad that even their soulless government even sees the barbarity of this. Eat what you want (except people!), just humanely slaughter it.

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    • Way to generalize an entire population by what a few bad eggs do. Did you even read the article? It says these practices are banned in China. Which means they are done illegally.

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  3. They say we dehumanise a culture by telling them they’re cruel and disgusting.. but they’ve dehumanised themselves. They’re a waste of oxygen. Thankfully there are a large number of buddhists in china that know that it is wrong

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  4. Pleeeease stop them! What the hell are they doing? I can’t believe that no one has stoped them yet! Omg I’m crying

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  5. There is tears in my eyes just reading this..Aren’t all living creatures created equally on Earth then how can these human beings can be so inhumane? Are they not human beings ?? Where is humanity here ?? What is this culture that promotes unbearable unspeakable pain, suffering to the fellow living beings ?? This is barbaric and demonic !!

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  6. We expect humans to treat other humans well after doing this to other living creatures?
    Compassion starts with respecting ALL life.
    Only then will humans evolve.

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  7. Everywhere in the world, it is acceptable to be cruel to animals for the sake of eating.
    We need to become a vegetarian world. The world will be a better place then.

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    • Yes there are many kind compassionate Chinese who are trying to stop the dog and cat meat trade I know your whole race is not like this There are some though who are very cruel and barbaric and enjoy seeing animals suffer as they torture them But of course we don’t believe the whole country is like that Maybe one day all your country will be kind and caring towards other living beings and stop all this cruelty Not only in China but all over Asia

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  8. F*ck us for doing nothing. F*ck us for just leaving comments to be read by others. There have been precedence in history that will make us think that we are all capable of doing nothing, something & everything. The people who were capable of sending millions to the gas chamber and other methods of killing are far worse than words could describe them. Eating animals live and killing millions of people live should be in our minds always. The acts are entirely different and the same. Figure them out.

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  9. Yes animal suffering sucks… yes it’s more humane to kill the animal first. Yes I am grossed out by many of these dishes… but the racist comments are disgusting too. China has a huge population to feed and are eating what needs to be eaten to sustain it. I strongly disagree with any animal differing for food consumption purposes period.

    But for the Americans running their mouths, your government spent a trillion dollars in Iraq resulting in a million dead humans on a pack of lies. It’s rich you can get all cranky over this website but not shed a tear for the million dead Vietnamese or any other country you’ve destroyed. How China eats isn’t a ‘worldly problem’. US setting fire to the world for the benefit of the elite is Get a grip guys.

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  10. There is a ‘ virus’ going around the world at the moment , somebody knows the truth , it will be revealed , watch what you eat !!!! AND WHERE !!!!

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  11. Bruh, to everyone bitching about this two things:
    I agree with you that this shit is disgusting and inhumane.
    I also thing you are really just retarded. China has a population of 1.4 billion+ if you think there are monkey brain and babymice farms everywhere in the country to support this you are also retarded. Most Chinese people eat chicken pork and beef like the rest of the world. The live food and stuff is more seen as a luxury/delicacy not really a common dish.
    China has an amazing and incredibly diverse culture with a huge population. The three squeaks mouse thing is from Canton or Guandong in South China.
    Get your ignorant head out of your ass and realize that China’s government doesn’t support this and nor do the majority of the people. Northerners look down on southerners because of this.
    ;

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    • I agree with you totally I know there are many many many Chinese who are kind and compassionate and who have animals and would never hurt any living being It’s just these few cruel and barbaric practices people do in certain parts of China that leave us also horrified But yes we cannot base a whole nation on a few horrible people who should be eradicated from this earth

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  12. Let’s not forget about the viruses that get started from eating and preparing food this way. Need to quarantine the whole country permanently until they change their ways. Too many lives have been lost on their screwed up practices and lack of regulations. Absolutely barbaric and disgusting!

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  13. No wonder you guys have the fu*cking coronavirus , when you eat weird disgusting things and eat animals even disgusting ones alive …food is cooked to kill bacteria and enjoy the nutrients better

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  14. Some of them are banned by the gov’t in china. It also says you can still find it there and get it there. And other countries are mentioned as well. I can’t comprehend why they do this. I’m a vegan and disgusted beyond words.

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  15. Such kind of cruelty to animals….o my goodness.These people are totally insane and mentally disturbed. They also need the same treatment from the animals when they would eat these people alive part by part. May the worst of curses befall on these heartless people

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  16. In my opinion, it is this practice of eating live uncooked animals that helped the Coronavirus to mutate and become more deadly… I hope we can advice all people esp the Chinese.people who are fond of eating live animals to slowly change this practice to slaughter and keep meet of animals.safe feom organisms.which eisily propagate within 8hrs standing on warm weather… it is a wake up call to everyone that cooking food well can kill viruses… may the Lord our God bless us all.

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  17. speechless wtf is wrong with them! If a law needs to be passed down to ban all meat please do it this is so sadddd and traumatizing in every way!!! As a human how?!?!?! How can you even enjoy eating something In this way how???????????? I’m going to cry myself to sleep for these animal so saddd beyond whyyyyyyyyyyy?????????

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  18. I’m chinese n I find this sick but it’s also very misleading. Its easy to assume ppl in China on the other side of the planet will eat anything and some of them do but trust me it’s very few. The country is so big so obviously you’re gonna find a grp of people in one city or province that eat one animal, doesn’t mean all 1.5 billion ppl do. Have u guys been to China? I have and ate in restaurants in like 10 cities n didnt see any weird or live animals going on. You would probably need to go hunting for a needle in a haystack backstreet restaurant that would even think of serving these. It even says that they are banned. If u ask 100 ppl in china they will all be grossed out by eating these. The only ones that might even consider eating these are poor old folks on the fucking farm who grew up in times of poverty and stupid ppl willing to eat weird shit to post on social media for attention

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  19. Dear Chinese people, its a globalized and well connected world, please eat responsibly.
    We reap what we sow!
    *Message is intended only for people who eat live animals and I mean any animal, this is cruel and disgusting.

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