Well this is disgusting. Zhejiang authorities have uncovered the province’s ‘largest case of poisoning dogs for their meat’ and arrested seven suspects who are believed to be responsible for producing more than 11 tons of dog meat sold in Zhejiang and Jiangsu.
Authorities were tipped off after a large number of dog-theft reports in Haining city, and the Shanghai Daily reports on the hunt:
In early July, police captured some food, wax balls and two dead dogs that were dumped by a dog thief after he escaped during a confrontation with police.
The case led to the crackdown of the underground ring.
An investigation showed the thieves sealed the poison in wax balls and stuffed them inside food such as duck and chicken meat to lure the dogs.
The stolen and poisoned dogs were taken to the home of one of the suspects, where there was a workshop used to slaughter and produce the dog meat before selling it. […]
Most of the dog meat was believed to have been used by restaurants.