Chilgok: Injecting water and illegal slaughter of dogs and black goats
This is a translation of MBN news reported on May 19, 2014: Injecting water and illegal slaughter of dogs and black goats… 1.8 Billion Korean Won ($1.8 Million USD) of unfair profit taken 물 먹인 개·흑염소 불법도축… 18억 챙겨
Injecting water and illegal slaughter of dogs and black goats… 1.8 Billion Korean Won ($1.8 Million USD) of unfair profit taken
As the weather gets hot, lots of people are turning to “health food”.
A group selling dogs and black goats(used as supposed health food) to restaurants after forcibly injecting them with water to inflate their weight has been caught.
A whopping 12,000 animals valued at 3.8 Billion Korean Won ($3.8 Million USD) were slaughtered in 3 year period.
Woo-Young Sim reports.
Entrance to a slaughterhouse in Chilgok, Gyeongsangbuk-do province.
There are dozens of dogs in the cages on a truck.
Inside there are dozens of dogs as well as black goats locked up in cages.
Black goats and dogs which look recently slaughtered are scattered on the cement ground.
A dog injected with water is lying and seems to be in agony.
There are no proper sanitation facilities anywhere.
54 year old LeeOO and his group have been selling illegally slaughtered dogs and black goats. These animals that died by electric shock were sold to twenty health food restaurants around the Daegu area.
They inflated the weight of dogs and goats by 2kg through the technique of injecting water unsuitable for drinking to their hearts with high pressure hoses.
The number of dogs and goats slaughtered this way reached 12,000 from 2010 until recently.
Il-Hui Kim, Daegu Metropolitan Police Agency Criminal Investigation Section Leader
They distributed 3.8 Billion Korean Won ($3.8 Million USD) worth and took an unfair profit of 1.8 Billion Korean Won ($1.8 Million USD).
The police also seized and took action for forfeiture at the scene, with cash in the amount of 450 Million Korean Won ($450K USD) presumed to be from this criminal operation.
The police incarcerated LeeOO and charged three employees with crimes without detention.
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