May 19, 2014

China: 11 people jailed for selling dog meat that they obtained by poisoning dogs!

As is so often the case, truth is stranger - and more of a horror story - than fiction. Click for story from International Business Times:

China Jails 11 People for Selling Poisoned Dog Meat

image source: REUTERS

Cruelty to dogs in China is still rife despite attitudes changing (Reuters)
A Chinese court has sentenced 11 people to prison for selling poisoned dog meat in the central province of Hunan.
The state-run Xinhua news agency reports the verdict was given by the court in Dingcheng district in Changde city.
The convicts have been given prison terms ranging from one to seven years along with fine. They were found guilty under the charges of selling hazardous food substances.
The members of the gang had killed about 1,000 dogs using darts which are dipped in highly toxic chemical - succinylcholine chloride – and later they stored the meat in freezer.
The policed had busted the ring in December last year seizing about 12 tonnes of dog meat. They had already sold meat from about 10 dogs when they were arrested.

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