- Man killed his neighbor’s corgi dog because its constant barking annoys him
- He then invited the pet’s owner over to his home so they could eat it together
A South Korean man reportedly killed and cooked his neighbor’s noisy dog before inviting his unsuspecting neighbor to join him for dinner.
According to the Korea Herald, the 62-year-old suspect admitted to police that he strangled the dog to death with an electric wire because it was “barking too loudly.”
The man who was not named, claimed he was so fed up with the constant barking of the dog that he threw a stone at the two-year-old Welsh Corgi which caused the animal to become unconscious.
“Only after the dog passed out, he claims, he strangled the animal and cooked it,” a detective in the southern city of Pyeongtaek told AFP.
“The man then invited his neighbors to share the meal, including the father of the dog-owning family.”
The consumption of dog meat in Korea, known as “Gaegogi” in Korean, has long been part of the country’s cuisine. The meat is boiled to increase tenderness and is believed to increase one’s energy when consumed.
According to the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC, South Koreans kill around 2 million dogs a year for food. However, in recent years, consumption has declined as South Korean animal rights groups gain traction in the country, although there are still no legal consequences for selling dog meat in the country.