Woman freaks when she finds bags of frozen raccoons in L.A. supermarket

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LOS ANGELES – A California woman called health authorities to complain about a Chinese food market after finding an item she didn’t approve of in their store.

Metro Super Market was selling raccoon meat. It has been sold for years and now its off the shelves while officials investigate.

(Warning: Some may find video below disturbing)

Store employees declined to go on camera but did show us the whole raccoon sold in a bag for $9.99 a pound, which they say is a delicacy in China.

But, not everyone is eager to try it. Christina Dow posted cell phone video on social media after she says she was horrified to find several of the bagged raccoons.

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

Dow says she contacted the LA County Health Department. A spokesman for the department told us that selling raccoons as food could be perfectly legal, depending on where the meat comes from. Store employees say health inspectors came to the store to see the raccoons, which will no longer be sold until the department gives approval.

Dow says legal or not she wants it to stop. “It’s terrible. It’s like a nightmare.”


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  • jena

    “You don’t see chickens feathers and blood all over them and their expression with their tongue hanging out”
    So, because she prefers to be oblivious about where her meat comes from, the store should be in trouble??
    Ironically, those raccoons were probably hunted and killed in a more humane way than her “pleasantly pre-packaged” chicken.

  • Barb L Hunt

    Okay so obviously this woman has always had her meals handed to her…. Guess she has never had to live off the land…. People like this make me sick because they don’t agree understand what it’s like to have to live off the land or in the wild.

  • Barb L Hunt

    I was raised in California… please do not Associate that woman with a Californian cause i would be buying the racoon instead of getting upset about it….I feed not only myself but my entire family off of many different animals… Venison, Racoon, Dove, Duck, Chicken, Beef, Ect. I take offense that you even associated her with me as a Californian

    • Jim from Canada

      I wish you and the rest of CA would condemn this cloning of Dianne Feinstein and especially exporting her emissaries to other states to represent themselves as Californians.

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