Feidian Boxes of mystery animals have been seen for sale on shopping sites such as Taobao China mystery animal box craze causes outrage 'A hours ago I China A craze in which pets are sold in mystery parcels has caused outrage in China after a number of animals were found dead in a vehicle on Monday. The "blind box" craze sees people order a box containing an animal that is then sent to them through the post. On Monday, 160 distressed cats and dogs were located inside a courier company's truck in Chengdu.
According to Chinese law the transportation of live animals is prohibited, but "blind boxes" are incredibly popular, state media reports. A range of the boxes containing animals such as tortoises, lizards and rats have been reported for sale on sites such as Taobao. China zoo 'caught passing off dog as wolf' Rescuing pets abandoned in China's virus outbreak On Monday animal rescue group Chengdu Aizhijia Animal Rescue Centre said it had intercepted a vehicle carrying 160 dogs and cats, all under three months old. It said a number of them had died. The group posted video footage of the boxes piled up to the ceiling of the truck on social media site Weibo.