Black cats are being killed in Vietnam and turned into concoction claimed to cure coronavirus, a charity has claimed.
The No To Dog Meat group in the country says the animals are being boiled, skinned and cooked into a pasta that people are drinking in the hope it will serve as a treatment for COVID-19.
Gruesome pictures and video obtained by the charity show rows of dead cats drying in the sun after being slaughtered, while others show cats being put into cooking pots.
Other images show the black paste allegedly produced by the process — with one apparently showing a baby being fed the mixture.
The charity says the practice is mainly happening in the city of Hanoi but the pasta is also being sold online, with traders adding ‘black cat’ to their list of supposed remedies for coronavirus.