[Ed. – Priorities totally intact]
A Chinese couple have sold their two-month-old son for 19,000 yuan (£2,166) after putting him up for an auction on social media, according to a report.
The couple, both said to be in their 20s, claimed in a social media post that they were ‘too poor’ to raise the baby and would ‘give’ him to the person who would pay them the most.
They spent the income on two new phones and clothes, the father said.
According to Jiangxi Broadcasting Station, the incident occurred in Ganzhou, China’s Jiangxi Province, in late May.
The Ganzhou police were informed by people who saw the advertisement posted by the couple on WeChat, the Chinese equivalent to Whatsapp.
The police immediately dispatched officers to track down the couple.
After they found the father, he admitted that he had already sold the baby to a family living in a small village in Shashi Town, Ganzhou.
The father is identified by his surname Zou. His girlfriend is not identified.