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on June 5, 2009

Chinese restaurants asked to stop serving snake-bitten chicken

Snake-bitten chicken considered a detoxing meal

Restaurants in China serving chicken bitten to death by poisonous snakes are being asked to stop the practice by health authorities, according to a news report.

The snake-bitten chicken meat is supposedly considered a detoxing meal and is served by a small number of food service establishments in the southern province of Guangdong and Chongquing city.

However, the practice has generated a controversy as animal rights supporters say the method of killing the chicken is cruel and amoral.

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