Police in Jiading district have detained a dog-meat dealer for allegedly sticking a poisoned needle into a man who tried to stop him from killing stray dogs early yesterday morning.
Via Shanghai Daily:
The incident occurred at the crossroad of Jiajian Road and Liye Road in Jiading District about 6:57am on Sunday when the victim saw the dog-meat dealer catching dogs by poisoning them, police said.
The victim, a 37-year-old man surnamed Zhao, tried to stop the dealer, a man surnamed Li.
The two fought and Li stuck a needle into Zhao’s head, police said.
Zhao fell into coma and died in a nearby hospital at 9am. Li surrendered.
Li killed strays and pets and sold them to restaurants. He could earn 200 yuan (US$31.31) a day, local media reported.
Pictures uploaded by witnesses show dozens of dead dogs in Li’s car. A syringe with a bottle of poison was nearby.
All we’ll say is — If you’re adventurous enough to try out dog meat here in China, you gotta be out of your mind for the simple reason that you never really know where that meat came from.