A restaurant in famed Chinatown was visited by police and federal agents this morning after an investigation found owners regularly killed dogs they found in the neighborhood and served them to customers.
Agents from both the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accompanied the police officers, who “White Lotus King Buffet‘, looking for dog meat.
Large quantities of dog meat were found at the site and taken to a forensic laboratory for analysis.
According to the police spokesman, Captain Fred Jameson, the owner of the Tengdo Hueng restaurant, admitted to kidnapping local dogs with his 16-year-old son and killing them for meat.
“We have found the remains of at least six different dogs, and three of them match dogs that have been reported stolen in the past two weeks.”
Most of the neighborhood’s telephone poles have been covered with posters of various missing dogs for more than a year. Chinatown neighborhoods have had stray dogs missing for years, but domestic dogs have also been missing since January 2021. A total of 12 dogs were reported missing on January 27, the day before Chinese New Year.
In the months that followed, more animals disappeared, and stories of a “serial dog killer” began to spread.
A mile from the restaurant, more than 150 dogs disappeared in 2019, and over 100 in the first three months of 2020, according to the Humane Society.
The accused and his child may have murdered hundreds of dogs while chasing them with nets, lassos and vestigial spears, according to authorities.
According to police, the restaurant’s owner has a long history of slaughtering and cooking stray animals, but as his business grew, he was forced to steal dogs straight from their owners’ backyards.
Authorities could only charge Mr. Hueng with killing 11 animals, despite the huge number of missing animals.
He now faces up to 95 years in prison and a total of 47 criminal charges. He is scheduled to appear in court in June.
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