Man arrested because he shot dogs with poisoned syringes from the crossbow before he sold them for meat
Man arrested for photographing at least 10 dogs with poisoned syringes from a crossbow and putting their carcasses in his suitcase before he sells them for meat
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- The police found at least 10 dead dogs in the suitcase of the suspect during an investigation
- Officers also discovered a crossbow and three bags of poisoned darts in the car
- Man said he shot dogs in a village and transported the carcasses to vendors
A man in central China was arrested by the police because he killed dogs with poisoned syringes and tried to sell his meat.
The police in the city of Wuhuan, in the province of Hubei, discovered at least 10 dog cadavers crammed into the trunk of the defendant's vehicle, along with a large crossbow and three bags of poisoned darts.
The suspect, the nickname Dai, later told the police that he had killed the dogs in a remote village and transported them to dog suppliers.
Police in the city of Wuhuan, Hubei province, discovered at least 10 dog cadavers that were put in the trunk of the defendant's vehicle around 11 pm around 11 pm
A large crossbow was discovered on the passenger seat of the defendant's vehicle, along with several hundred poisoned syringes scattered across the floor. The mas has been arrested
The white sedan of the man got the attention of the traffic police when the car was equipped with a license plate that belonged to another car model, according to Wuchang district police.
Officers were dispatched around 4 pm on 11 December to investigate the vehicle, according to officer Xiaolong.
The driver, however, seemed very nervous and refused to open his suitcase for police inspections. A few minutes later, the man closed his car and tried to escape the scene, so officers had to stop him by breaking the driver's side window.
Video footage from the incident shows how police officers inspect the man's vehicle when they made the gruesome discovery.
The suspect, nicknamed Dai (photo), told the police that he had killed the dogs in a village and transported them to meat vendors. He said that dog meat is popular during the winter season
One of the dogs (left) still had a dart on his back when the police made the gruesome discovery
The clip shows the carcasses of about 10 dogs filled in the trunk and a large crossbow on the passenger seat, with several hundred poisoned syringes scattered across the floor. One of the dead dogs still had an arrow on his back.
On the basis of previous similar cases, these darts are usually modified syringes with a spring and tail fin at the end, so that they can be shot at a distance from the crossbow.
The syringes contained a dose of the muscle-relaxing suxamethonium that was large enough to kill the dogs immediately, according to the Xinhua news agency.
The man admitted he had killed the dogs with the crossbow and poisoned arrows. He told the police that more people were eating dog food in the winter and believed that he could make some money by selling dog meat to sellers, Hubei Television said.
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Dai bought the crossbow online, rented a car and provided it with another license plate to commit the crime.
He was detained for five days during ongoing investigations, police said, adding that the dogs were buried.
The consumption of dog meat is not prohibited in China. However, stealing dogs and selling poisoned dog meat is illegal.
Dog meat is a popular delicacy in some parts of China, particularly in the Hunan, Zhejiang, Guangxi and Guangdong provinces. It is estimated that every year 10 million dogs are slaughtered for their meat in China, because many believe it is a health tonic.
However, recent concerns about animal abuse have reduced trade, as activists and global human rights organizations have legislated to ban consumption of dog meat.
Why do people eat dogs in China?
A supplier is waiting for buyers alongside dogs in cages at a market in Yulin, South China. Every year the city has an annual dog meat party at the summer solstice
It is not uncommon for people to eat dishes made with dog meat in South China, especially in the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi.
The city of Yulin, in the province of Guangxi, has an annual dog-meat party at the summer solstice.
Keith Guo, an animal lover who works for PETA Asia and a native of Guangdong, South China, said that dog stew is very common in Guangdong and the neighboring province of Guangxi.
Mr. Guo, 27, who has a passion for food sociology, explained that meat from dogs melts and tastes gamier in comparison with other types of meat, so cooks usually used herbs such as chili peppers and ginger to cover the smell.
As a result, the stew of the dog is heavy and the body of the diners could warm up quickly.
& # 39; For traditional Chinese medicine, food that the body can heat up, is considered useful & # 39 ;, he said. It is therefore also thought that dog meat is particularly nutritious for the human body. & # 39;
Mr. Guo added that winter weather in southern China can become humid, and according to traditional Chinese medicine, humidity can weaken a person's health. That is why the locals eat hot dog stew to stimulate their immune system.
Mr. Guo said he lost five dogs from dog thieves when he grew up in Guangdong.
He condemned the behavior of the thieves.
& # 39; For the dog owners the stolen dogs are their friends and family and they can not be the food in someone else's mouth. & # 39;