We’ve heard of parents neglecting their kids while engaged in a rousing game of Warcraft. And that’s awful. But this report from Sanxiang City News defies reason by suggesting parents are selling their children to fund their online gameplay.
The report claims a Chinese couple has sold all three of their children for about RMB 63,000 ($8925) to earn money for online gaming in internet cafes. They were caught when a grandparent uncovered this money-making scheme and reported it to police.
Heartless and cold, the couple reportedly said this about their children, “We don’t want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money.” Stupid is as stupid does, they supposedly did not realise it was against the law. [ABC News Via Dvice]