Heartbreaking footage from inside a cat meat market shows how helpless pets are squeezed into rusty 'death cages' before they are skinned, butchered and boiled.
It was taken by a horrified cat rescuer and shows the conditions animals are kept in as they await slaughter.
The clip, from Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam, has sparked outrage - and tourists have been warned that eating the illicit meals could be fatal.
Cat meat - known as 'little tiger' - is believed to be a source of strength and feline-like agility as well as capable of warding off bad luck.
As some of the animals in the video are wearing collars, it is possible they could have been snatched from homes in order to be slaughtered.