Wine jars distilled with wild animals at an condo in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District, September 13, 2022. Picture by VnExpress/Huy Manh
Greater than 100 jars of rice wine distilled with pythons, massive lizards, cobras and deer have been discovered at two apartment residences in Hanoi.
The wine had been put up on the market on the two residences in La Khe Ward of Hanoi’s Ha Dong District.
The house owners of the wine couldn’t present authorized papers proving the origins of the product.
One in every of them, Vu Quang Hien, stated “these are simply craft merchandise and this complete factor should not be handled too severely.”
Hien sells the wine for VND350,000 ($15) to greater than VND3 million per jar.
The opposite proprietor, Dao Quang Manh, stated the distributors informed him the animals had been bred by them and that the merchandise purpose at treating a number of well being points, together with joint and muscle pains.
“Distributors additionally informed me that the merchandise are authorized, and I simply purchase them for retail. I have no idea for positive if I’ve permission to promote them.”
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Thanh Trung from Hanoi’s atmosphere police division stated it must work with the town’s Market Administration Division and ranger authorities on this case as there are a lot of wild animals which were killed for rice wine manufacturing.