The cull is necessary to contain the spread of disease and deter smuggling, says a Vietnamese professor.
Smugglers try to cater to unabating demand for cat meat, still considered a delicacy in some northern provinces.
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He is also an illegal worker and could be deported
The 8-year-old girl was reportedly playing with her pet, which had been injured earlier
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