Raccoon Meat for Sale at L.A. Supermarket Prompts Health Investigation

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An Asian supermarket in Temple City has come under fire for selling dead raccoons after a video that circulated on social media showed bodies of the animals in the frozen meat section.

Health officials are investigating whether raccoon meat sold at Metro Super Market in Temple City is safe to eat. (Credit: Pasadena Star-News)

Health officials are investigating whether raccoon meat sold at Metro Super Market in Temple City is safe to eat. (Credit: Pasadena Star-News)

Christina Dow posted the video she filmed Monday at Metro Supermarket in the 4800 block of Temple City Boulevard, showing the frozen raccoons in plastic bags along with packages of meat and fish. Dow pleaded with her Facebook followers to share the video.

According to Dow’s Facebook page, she found seven to eight “freshly slaughtered raccoons” inside the supermarket freezer. She noted the dead raccoons were fully intact and the fur bloody.

“Is this right or what?” she says on the video.

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A whole, frozen raccoon being sold at Metro Super Market in Temple City is seen in this photo. (Credit: Pasadena Star-News)

A whole, frozen raccoon being sold at Metro Super Market in Temple City is seen in this photo. (Credit: Pasadena Star-News)