VietNamNet Bridge – Civets, deer, roebucks and porcupines are butchered and hung for sale along the way to the Huong (Perfurme) Pagoda.
A lot of wild animals are butchered and hung for sale at restaurants along the way from the Yen wharf to the Thien Tru temple.
According to the restaurant owners, they mainly sell meat of deer, muntjacs and porcupines.
The price for one kilo of wild animal meat is from VND300,000 – VND500,000 ($15-25).
Many travelers said that the scene is very disgusting, especially in the area around the Huong Pagoda.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has just released
an instruction on not consuming wildlife products in Tet and Deputy
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai has asked local
authorities to strictly control the sale of wild animal meat on the
campus of the Huong Pagoda.