Christina Dow was grocery shopping at Metro Supermarket in Temple City, in Southern California, when she came across “freshly slaughtered” raccoons in the frozen meat section. Complete with all their hair, limbs–and the expression on their faces the moment they were killed, some with their tongues hanging out of their mouths. These critters are apparently selling for $9.99 per pound, or about $54.
She was horrified and made a phone video and posted it to her facebook page, urging her friends to share it. She also notified the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, who promptly removed them from the store.
If LACHD finds that raccoons are considered “game animals”–and not considered endangered or threatened–then according to California’s Health and Safety Codes, they can legally be sold to the general public from an approved source.
Apparently, raccoons are considered a delicacy in China.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfTvM6THNtg?feature=player_detailpage]
This story was an exclusive to CBS2 in Los Angeles.
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