Macca Boycotts China

Paul McCartney vowed never to perform in China after viewing a video that showed dogs and cats being slaughtered in a southern Chinese market.

The video, which was shot secretly and made available by the animal rights group PETA, shows caged dogs being thrown from the top of a bus onto concrete pavement and sacks of live cats being placed in vats of boiling water.

The film also shows Chinese workers laughing and beating animals to death before they are skinned for their fur.

“This is barbaric. Horrific. It’s like something out of the Dark Ages. And they seem to get a kick out of it. They’re just sick, sick people,” McCartney told the BBC.

“I wouldn’t even dream of going over there to play, in the same way that I wouldn’t go to a country that supported apartheid.”