03 March 1998
Rat rampage pushes moggies off Vietnams menus…

VIETNAMs agriculture ministry has banned the sale of cat-meat and outlawed exports of the meat to China because of a growing rat problem.

The rodent population is booming after a series of bumper crops. The national appetite for snake and cat meat, is exacerbating the problem.

It is now suggested people should eat rats instead.

  • The Scotsman 03/03/98 page 11

  • The Independent 03/03/98 page 11

  • The Guardian 03/03/98 page 11

  • The Daily Telegraph 03/03/98 page 14