Animal rights activists are saying that black cats are being killed and turned into a paste before being sold as a coronavirus cure in Vietnam. Fake news was spread in the country that the black cat paste could cure the coronavirus. Disturbing images are also circulating showing the cats being ground before being packed in containers to be sold. The gruesome and barbaric practice is centered around the city of Hanoi, but the concoction also is being sold online, the local news outlet reported. NEW VICTIMS OF COVID-19: BLACK CATS IN VIETNAM After new ridiculous claims that the boiled carcasses of black cats,turned into a paste can prevent or cure covid-19,black cats mortality in Vietnam is rapidly soaring The useless black cat concoction is sold in the city of Hanoi pic.twitter.com/FOaAfhhYFO — Roberto Cardella (@Robert0Guiscard) April 24, 2020 One stomach-churning image purportedly shows the mixture being fed to a baby. Horrific video obtained by the group shows rows of dead cats drying in the sun after being slaughtered, as well as a live cat being boiled. The cat-based “cure” is made by grinding up the cooked animals into a paste, which is then taken by those suffering from coronavirus as well as those trying not to catch it. Black Cats butchered for food in Vietnam. pic.twitter.com/19W3oIq5Ru — notodogmeat (@notodogmeat) April 23, 2020 Notably, in China when the virus first broke rumours flew around that pets could spread the disease, this led to many people and the authorities rounding up animals and killing them. More so, there is no evidence whatsoever that eating cats cures coronavirus, and even if there was, this inhumane treatment is a level of cruelty that is unacceptable even for those who eat meat. Several organisations and people have launched a campaign to end the consumption of wildlife meat. There are studies which believe that pangolins jumped the coronavirus disease between bats and humans.