Hanoi Police uncover restaurant cooking tiger bone gruel

Police raided the Tay Bac Quan restaurant in Nhan Chinh Ward of Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi on Monday, and caught restaurant workers red-handed in the process of cooking a pot of tiger bone gruel.

Police raid at the Tay Bac Quan Restaurant in Hanoi uncovered tiger bone gruel being cooked (Photo: Thanh Nien)

The raid was conducted after a three month long investigation of activities at the restaurant by the Hanoi police. During the raid, officials found 150 kilograms of tiger bones brewing in a pot over a fire.

Dang Tat The, head of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources said that the bones in the pot belonged to a tiger of the Pathera Tigris species, which has been totally banned for trade and is a protected wildlife species.

Police officials also found 15 kilograms of chamois bone being served at a table in the restaurant.

The restaurant owner was absent at the time of the police raid.

By Ng.Anh –Translated by Hai Mien

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