February 11, 2015 10:53 am
Updated: February 11, 2015 1:15 pm

WATCH: Dead raccoons sold at LA market for $9.99 per pound

A A

WATCH ABOVE: Peter Daut shows us how the health department is taking action. WARNING: Images may be disturbing for some viewers. Discretion is advised.

TORONTO – A grocery store in a Los Angeles suburb is making headlines for selling dead raccoons to its customers.

Employees at the Metro Supermarket in Temple City claim the store has been selling raccoon meat – and all the fur that goes with it – for years. They claim the meat is a delicacy in China.

But a recent complaint that started on social media has people talking. Christina Dow was horrified to find the animal for sale and shared a video she recorded on her cellphone.

PHOTO GALLERY: (WARNING: Some images may be disturbing)


Story continues below

“The way it’s packaged in the store, it’s so real, and it’s so fresh, and you don’t see chickens with their feathers and blood all over them, and their expression, with their tongue hanging out,” Dow told CBS.

According to the CBS report, LA County Health Department officials visited the store Tuesday and the sale of the raccoons has ceased – for now.

Officials say the sale of raccoon meat might be legal depending on where it came from.

The store had been selling the animals labelled with “Fish Department” price tags at $9.99 per pound.

© 2015 Shaw Media

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.