US customs seizes dead birds in passenger baggage from China labeled as 'cat food'

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US customs seizes dead birds in passenger baggage from China labeled as 'cat food'

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:07 pm



During a baggage examination, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) specialists discovered a package with pictures of a cat and dog that the passenger said was 'cat food.' The package, according to officials, contained a bunch of unknown small birds, about 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length.

The birds from China, according to CBP officials, are prohibited for import due to the potential threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The avian products were seized on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and destroyed by incineration, with USDA approval.



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Re: US customs seizes dead birds in passenger baggage from China labeled as 'cat food'

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:10 am

chickens
these ones came out of a shiny bright plastic packet labelled cat food in Japanese
imported from china, declared by passenger, so no charges laid

just a byproduct of last night's coq au vin
gassed probably, or maybe just the sick and broken early casualties of the industry tossed from the conveyer belt straight into the freeze dryer

(i'm trying to talk myself into cashewnutarianism :mrgreen: )
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:16 am

see, anyone can do it
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Re: US customs seizes dead birds in passenger baggage from China labeled as 'cat food'

Post by clutchcargo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 am

Somehow I'd imagine you'd have a vegetarian cat, Stern :stir:

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Seriously tho, I really wonder whether those lil birds are indeed destined for a cat's stomach or not.. :whip:
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Re: US customs seizes dead birds in passenger baggage from China labeled as 'cat food'

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:45 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 am
Somehow I'd imagine you'd have a vegetarian cat, Stern :stir:

Seriously tho, I really wonder whether those lil birds are indeed destined for a cat's stomach or not.. :whip:
I got seven cats, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, Golden cat, Marbled cat, Leopard cat, Clouded Leopard, Leopard.
And yeah i've trained them just right - that's why they put those big fences around all the cashew nut orchards these days.

Seriously tho, I reckon those chickens are probably freeze dried for two purposes.
Japanese cat food and chinese chicken soup stock.
Just a wild guess.
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