Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’


Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Now that’s some Food versus Man:

Rotten food added to ‘specialty meats’

 The Environmental Crime Prevention Police Department recently discovered a sophisticated operation that was upgrading rotten meat to become ‘specialty meats’ in a business facility in Binh Tan district. The facility collected pork, rotten meat and low-price pythons to make the ‘specialty meats’. One worker said that dyed pork combined with pig’s blood became ‘ostrich meat’. Another method employed to make ‘ostrich meat’ was to impregnate pork with sulfur dioxide. Even fake crocodile meat was produced from rotten pork. The meat would then be supplied to many famous restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese version, republished from Tien Phong newspaper, January 18, 2012

19 bears rescued from bear bile farm in Vietnam

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Photo: Bryan Christy

From AP reporter Margie Mason via the Washington Post.  The bears were found on an illegal Taiwanese-owned operation in southern Vietnam.  Bear farming is illegal in Vietnam.  It is legal in China.