Half a dozen Chinese restaurants closed after dog meat found in kitchen

April 12, 2015 at 7:22 am 40 comments

Lo Yen City restaurant (pix below) made unsavoury news headlines on Wednesday after police raided its premises following a tip-off.

Upon arrival at the scene, police officers said they witnessed the cooks hurriedly throw a decapitated dog carcass in the kitchen waste bin,” said the Daily Mail (

Chinese restaurants dog meat

Lo Yen

According to the Daily Mail report, a customer had heard plaintive howls coming from behind the restaurant’s back fence. Taking a peek, the diner saw two cooks killing a dog.

Mexican authorities have since closed a five more Chinese restaurants in southern Tijuana after finding caged dogs in the kitchen of one of them. Traces of blood and dog fur were also found.

Police officers rescued the dogs that were still alive.

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Headless dog carcass taken away by police

Dog meat disguised as pork

There are an estimated 500 Chinese restaurants in Tijuana catering to the 8,000 Chinese who live there. See mexbiznews.com on 10 April 2015.

It was reported that dog meat was being passed off as pork by the restaurants to unsuspecting customers.

Unfortunately some unscrupulous Chinese tend to do these kind of things if they think they can sucker you. They pretend that something (dog meat) is something else (pork) which it is not. Or they masquerade – through their dressing and their religious invocations – to fake what they’re not.


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Lo Yen City restaurant owner Chou Yu Yu, who was butchering a dog in the back alley, was arrested by police along with three of his Chinese workers (pix above).

Graphic images from the Tijuana police raid in the news clip below have been pixelated

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They eat cats too

Although the expatriate Chinese in Tijuana, Mexico were under the impression that the menu was pork, back in the motherland, some Chinese have a genuine taste for dog meat.

Guangdong is one of the provinces in China where the Cantonese really eat dog, and cat as well.

BELOW: Appearance of dog after it is shaved of its fur; this one looks like it’s been scalded or boiled

dressed dog

. Picture source: WA2S.org

Slaughtered on the spot

In some cases, the dog is skinned while still alive. It is widely reputed that the dog is beaten to death to ensure the tenderness and tastiness of its flesh. The legend is that pain releases adrenaline which makes the meat tastier.

Some Chinese also like to eat their dog roasted alive, similar to the Monkey’s Brain dish.

On the banks of Xi River in Foshan city, dog and cat meat is traded in a street market. In Foshan, Guangdong, customers will choose – from the cages lined up – which dog or cat it is they wish to eat.

The dog/cat is then drowned and butchered in front of the buyer so that he can be assured of the freshness of his purchase.

Cat meat

Vendor in Foshan, Guangdong has just drowned the cat in a bucket

And here is the cat for the cooking pot to be eaten straightaway

And here is the cat being prepared for the cooking pot, to be eaten straightaway

Street Trader Boasts of Humane Killing of Pets by Drowning

Cat is cooked kebab-style on an open fire in front of the waiting customers

Picture source: Daily Mail,

Poor girl traumatized

Meanwhile, the photo below went viral in social media around the world some two weeks ago. It is of a little north Vietnamese girl who tragically stumbled across her missing pet in a meat market.

The crying child is captured patting her dead dog which had got its paws chopped off and was roasted, ready for sale.

Dog meat is eaten in north Vietnam. It was the southern Chinese who introduced this ‘cuisine’ to the Vietnamese.

Viuetnamese girl

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  • 1. The Rithmatist  |  April 12, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I am curious, Helen.

    Do you have something against Chinese – as a people and as a race?

    I don’t think that you have anything good to say about the Chinese in your blog.

    Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

    Why, for instance, don’t you write about someone like Dr Betty Sim (“A Nyonya who is saving the world from malaria” – The Malay Mail)?

    A proud Malaysian who is living and working as a research scientist in the US isn’t a good role model?

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  April 12, 2015 at 11:55 am

      I am curious, Rithmatist.

      Do you eat dogs or other ‘exotic’ meats and (endangered) animal body parts that only the Chinese eat?

      I don’t think people other than the Chinese have cuisine such as Monkey’s Brain eaten while the creature is alive. If they do, please feel free to enlighten us.

      And why, for instance, would I want to write about someone like Dr Betty Sim (‘A Nyonya who is saving the world from malaria’)? I love dogs. I don’t make a fuss about mosquitoes, unlike that most famous sex offender prisoner in Sungai Buloh jail.

      As for the Malaysians who are featured as a good role model in my blog, you can read about Sabrina Yeap – the founder of animal shelter Furry Friends Farm. She was an orphan who had been brought up in a temple. See ‘Dogs have lost a best friend‘ (18 July 2012).

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      • 3. EVLee  |  April 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm

        Masih tak hilang bisa venom Boss Helen walaupun tersimpan sekian lama(sebab bercuti). Walaupun ianya berbisa untuk sebilangan manusia lain; ianya menjadi penawar untuk diri saya. Hi hi hi … cheers!

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      • 4. maae  |  April 12, 2015 at 9:57 pm

        “Sampaikan kebenaran walaupun pahit” Hipokrit akan cepat melatah dan terasa… I’m with you helen..

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        • 5. islam1st  |  April 13, 2015 at 12:54 am

          Betul tu, Helen deserved a song

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          • 6. LY  |  April 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm

            islam1st rajin dengar lagu-lagu Cina ye?

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            • 7. islam1st  |  April 13, 2015 at 3:46 pm

              Saya memang suka dengan seni dan budaya. Shila Amzah buka mata saya untuk suka lagu Cina. Masa remaja dulu saya banyak tengok filem-filem Cina, Sama ada daripada Hong Kong atau China, asalkan ada subtitles bahasa Inggeris semua saya sewa. Saya pula duduk di kawasan Cina.

              Saya juga suka tengok video2 I Am A Singer sebab pilihan lagu-lagu, artis dan susunan muzik lagu-lagu dalam program ni pelbagai dan top notch!

              Sitar Tan seorang penyanyi yang versatile dan mempunyai vokal yang memukau.

              Lagu ni saya tujukan kat LY…

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              • 8. LY  |  April 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

                Thank you so much, islam1st, for the song. Lagu dan suara penyanyi memang merdu. Next time when you tujukan lagu untuk Helen, I’ll make sure to listen to it, too.

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                • 9. islam1st  |  April 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

                  Helen deserved more than a song for her hard work, tapi apa kan daya, saya boleh tuju lagu saya buat Helen…

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                  • 10. Helen Ang  |  April 13, 2015 at 5:45 pm

                    Terima kasih.

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      • 11. Ahmad bin Ibrahim  |  April 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm

        I admire the way Helen answering the queries.

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    • 12. grkumar  |  April 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      No she does not. She has something against people who treat animals with such barbarity. I do too.

      If that person or group happens to be Chinese then it does not necessarily entitle you or anyone else to conclude that 1,300,000,000 Chinese are all cruel and barbaric in their behaviour towards animals any more than 10 or 100 Malays in UMNO misbehaving is reflection on all of the Malay race or the Barisan or UMNO. Thats a Hannah Yeoh Anwar Ibrahim Malaysian Bar attitude.

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    • 13. mulanmalaysia  |  April 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Are the good things to be said about the Chinese when dealing with animal rights (or cruelty)?

      The Chinese pride themselves are being civilised, Really? One key point of civilisation is how well we treat our animals. In this posting, we looked at how the Chinese ill treat dogs and cats for their pleasure.

      http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119223/photos-yulin-chinas-dog-meat-eating-festival-2014

      “Every June, the southern Chinese city of Yulin celebrates the summer solstice with a dog-eating festival. Animal-rights activists estimate that around 10,000 dogs are killed every year for the festival, where they’re consumed along with lychees and grain alcohol. ”

      You will be shocked even the pigs which is their food is ill treated and killed in Taiwan for the sake of god.

      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/holy-pig-festival-taiwan-protesters-cruelty
      “Thousands of worshippers have flocked to a controversial “holy pig” festival in Taiwan which sees the carcasses of giant overfed swine on display, a custom deplored by animal rights campaigners.

      The annual ritual, slammed by activists as inhumane, marks the birthday of the Taoist god Zushi and is held in a square outside the temple in his name in the northern district of Sanhsia.

      Local owners compete to display the largest pig, with the winner taking home a trophy.

      To a fanfare of traditional music played on gongs and horns, five pigs – which had been killed the night before – were wheeled into the square on Tuesday. The heaviest weighed in at 714kg (1,572lb).”

      What kind of weird religion is to gorge an animal with food and killed and paraded. The Chinese may have lots of bling but having bling does not mean being civilised. With the various cruelty to animals (like shark finning, rhino killing, dogs tortured, monkey brains eaten etc), the Chinese are still savages and barbarians with lots of cash.

      No wonder with their strange eating habits, the Chinese seem to get sick from strange animal diseases. Bird flu, H1N1, SARS etc.
      The Chinese will be spared from all the weird diseases if they start to learn to discard their cavemen behaviour. Unfortunately the cavemen is still in most Chinese including in Malaysia. Every time a shark is killed for a young Chinese couple, the cavemen insticnt still lingers with the Chinese.

      One thing good about the Koran and the Torat is that what is clean and safe is marked clearly.

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      • 14. Helen Ang  |  April 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

        Mulan,

        I can summarize in one word – Dapsters

        Alwie Abdullah said it first upthread @ April 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

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  • 15. alwieabdullah  |  April 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Helen, you wrote: “some unscrupulous Chinese tend to do these kind of things if they think they can sucker you. They pretend that something (dog meat) is something else (pork) which it is not. Or they masquerade – through their dressing and their religious invocations – to fake what they’re not”.

    Very true indeed.
    ‘Unscrupulous Chinese’ were seen too many in our country too. They were more ‘urbanize’…and were seen in a group called DAP!

    That if I’m not mistaken.

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    • 16. islam1st  |  April 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      ‘Unfortunately some unscrupulous Chinese tend to do these kind of things if they think they can sucker you. They pretend that something (dog meat) is something else (pork) which it is not’

      Riduan Tee pun cakap benda yang sama, pasal campur minyak petrol dengan minyak gas….patut la Melayu kampung tak kaya-kaya, asyik perbaik motor rosak saja…

      ish-ish kesian tengok budak pompuan tu nangis…

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      • 17. Helen Ang  |  April 13, 2015 at 6:36 am

        re: “ish-ish kesian tengok budak pompuan tu nangis…”

        A lot of hearts around the world go out to the child in her visible anguish. What is disturbing – and triply sad, of course – is how her hand is lovingly placed on the back of the cooked dog. She is innocently petting a roast that’s been laid out like a suckling pig.

        The impact of this image just hits you on many levels. I hope it will be a catalyst to pressure the Vietnamese to stop kidnapping/stealing dogs from the families that keep them.

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        • 18. islam1st  |  April 13, 2015 at 3:50 pm

          ‘The impact of this image just hits you on many levels’

          Betul tu Helen. Kasih sesama makhluk. Kasih tidak berbelah bagi seorang kanak-kanak kepada haiwan peliharaannya. Kasih dan kasihan manusia lain melihat keadaan budak tu. Imej tu pun buat kita bencikan si peniaga yang tangkap dan panggang anjing tu…remuk hati budak tu!

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      • 19. bnm  |  April 13, 2015 at 9:12 am

        re: patut la Melayu kampung tak kaya-kaya, asyik perbaik motor rosak saja…

        Bunyi macam kenyataan Ismail Sabri ‘Melayu boikot peniaga Cina’.

        Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

        Kalau dah asyik kena tipu dan motor asyik rosak tapi masih beli dari kedai yang sama, siapa yang ‘bodoh’? Ini bukan petrol sahaja, malah merangkumi semua barang keperluan. Pendek kata, gunakan kuasa pengguna. Boikot kedai yang menipu atau yang jual mahal. Tiada kaitan dengan mana-mana kaum.

        Bukan Cina sahaja yang menipu atau jual mahal. Peniaga Melayu dan India buat macam itu juga. Bukan Melayu sahaja miskin di Malaysia. Ada juga Cina dan India yang miskin.

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        • 20. islam1st  |  April 13, 2015 at 3:53 pm

          ‘Kalau dah asyik kena tipu dan motor asyik rosak tapi masih beli dari kedai yang sama, siapa yang ‘bodoh’?’

          Orang-orang kampung hidup dengan etos husnu dzon. Dan kalau tak tahu menahu macam mana nak tuduh. Yang perbaiki motor yang rosak tu pun bukan cakap pasal apa motor tu rosak. La ni lainlah…

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          • 21. bnm  |  April 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm

            re: Dan kalau tak tahu menahu macam mana nak tuduh.

            Nampaknya kamu mempunyai fikiran bahawa semua/kebanyakan orang kampung adalah sentiasa ‘kurang pandai’ dan asyik ‘kena tipu’.

            re: Pendek kata, gunakan kuasa pengguna. Boikot kedai yang menipu atau yang jual mahal. Tiada kaitan dengan mana-mana kaum.

            Bukan Cina sahaja yang menipu atau jual mahal. Peniaga Melayu dan India buat macam itu juga. Bukan Melayu sahaja miskin di Malaysia. Ada juga Cina dan India yang miskin.

            Adakah kamu mengakui kenyataan saya di atas?

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            • 22. islam1st  |  April 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm

              ‘Nampaknya kamu mempunyai fikiran bahawa semua/kebanyakan orang kampung adalah sentiasa ‘kurang pandai’ dan asyik ‘kena tipu’.’

              Itulag bezanya kita. Bersangka baik bukanlah bermakna ‘kurang pandai’, jauh sekali. Awak kena belajar banyak daripada C72 yang kata ‘Human beings, despite our flaws, tend to eventually do the right thing. It just takes time and effort.’

              Itu maksud bersangka baik. Cuma saya nak tambah, human being memang gullible, itu yang kena patuh pada ajaran agama yang mengangkat manusia itu menjadi insan.

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  • 23. mat  |  April 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Yes indeed! Elsewhere in the world it is called unscrupulous Chinese. In Malaysia it is called DAP.

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    • 24. MCA.8481  |  April 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Ya betul. Even one Sultan says “a refugee mentality”. spot on.

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  • 25. ami  |  April 12, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Glad life as muslim..have code of ethics,even in food..Allah(god) create animal with purpose,some for food,some for natural balance..like pig,use as clean animal poo in noah ark,cats to controlled rats population..it wierd to eat animal it not created by Allah(God) for food..

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  • 26. peacecombe  |  April 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Nauseating, but truth is bloody. We have to determine what is the truth, as we are being driven to the slaughterhouse. We have to be wary of false prophets in our midst.

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  • 27. EVLee  |  April 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    500 Chinese restaurants serving 8000 Chinese people … Ratio 1 Chinese restaurant to 16 Chinese people. Dia orang ni betul2 kuat makan atau persaingan perniagaan yang teramat sengit menyebabkan mereka bertindak di luar batasan.

    I do get the point yg Boss Helen paparkan …

    P/S: Tak boleh bayangkan kiranya mereka terjebak dalam geng ‘Spicy Killers’… untuk mengatasi para pesaing yg lainnya

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  • 28. dad  |  April 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    “dog meat disguised as pork…..dot dot dot disguised as muslimah”
    i like that….he he

    but, what should we do with dot dot dot?….the lucky dog saved and sheltered……should we save and shelter dot dot dot also…….same cell with another dot dot dot in sungai buloh?

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    • 29. islam1st  |  April 12, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      “dog meat disguised as pork…..dot dot dot disguised as muslimah”

      or Kit Siang disguised as Bapa Keamanan Malaysia…kui3

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  • 30. Chris  |  April 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    These dog and cat eaters are descendants of Mao’s “great leap backwards”: Fanaticism, Cruelty and Stupidity for the people

    Chinese economic planning under Mao (part 1 of 2)

    Chinese economic planning under Mao (part 2 of 2)

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    • 31. Helen Ang  |  April 12, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Chinese fanaticism under the direction of creepy cult movement wears a ‘new’ face in Malaysia.

      The Devil Wears Prada

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  • 32. IT.Scheiss  |  April 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    The methods used to kill these animals are certainly objectionable and so is passing off dog meat as pork.

    However, I often wonder about the question of objections to certain types of meat eaten by different people and tend to find a certain western bias against eating dog meat whilst goat, cow, sheep, chicken or fish meat is OK.

    For the relatively small number of dogs and cats killed in such manner, how many thousands or millions are slaughtered in abattoirs daily?

    After all, don’t all these animals value their lives and suffer the same pain and anxiety before being killed?

    That said, if people have to eat the meat of any animal they prefer, would it not be better that the animals are slaughtered professionally according to the most hygienic and painless methods.

    Of course, it would be great if we could all become vegetarian but how many of us can give up meat?

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    • 33. Helen Ang  |  April 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      re: “it would be great if we could all become vegetarian”

      Agree 101%.

      re: “but how many of us can give up meat?”

      You’re right. The spirit may be willing but the flesh, alas, is weak.

      re: “a certain western bias against eating dog meat”

      I’m Asian living in an Asian country. I have a dog (and a cat) at home. I don’t have a goat sleeping under my desk or a cow lying on my sofa or a chicken rubbing against my ankles.

      re: “whilst goat, cow, sheep, chicken or fish meat is OK”

      They’re bred as livestock animals. That roast dog was brought up as the little girl’s beloved pet. Vietnam has a dognapping problem.

      re: “the relatively small number of dogs and cats killed in such manner”

      Tens of millions annually, according to the animal rights/rescue organizations.

      re: “After all, don’t all these animals value their lives and suffer the same pain and anxiety before being killed?”

      If we had to personally slaughter our own food, many more people would become vegans. I do take my hat off to Mark Zuckerberg for slaughtering a goat.

      re: “would it not be better that the animals are slaughtered professionally according to the most hygienic and painless methods”

      It’s the cycle of life, nature red in tooth and claw. Crocodiles eat zebras. But animal predators are not intentionally cruel to their natural prey. They kill because they have to eat to live.

      The Chinese do NOT have to eat dog, cat, newborn mice, turtle, shark’s fin, monkey’s brain, bear’s paw and all those other ‘exotic’ dishes. And not when the cost comes at slicing the fin off the shark and throwing the mutilated animal half dead back into the sea.

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    • 34. mat  |  April 13, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Can you give up your canine teeth; two on top and two on the bottom?

      Because they are pointed and sharp, they are used to tear food. In this case, it should serve its purpose of tearing meat. It is already programmed by god!

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  • 35. mulanmalaysia  |  April 13, 2015 at 7:42 am

    And not when the cost comes at slicing the fin off the shark and throwing the mutilated animal half dead back into the sea.

    But the most hypocritical of them all is after insisting shark fin soup in every wedding, they berebut rebut makan vegetarian during festivals for a better karma.

    You can see thr jams on Burmah Road and elsewhere during the Nine Emperors.

    The same hypocritical fervour like the tongue talking Chinese Christians.

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  • 36. bnm  |  April 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Actually what is wrong in eating cats, dogs or monkey? Different religion/culture have different practices. Just like Islam forbids pork and Hinduism forbids cow. Some people in certain parts of the world eat worms, scorpions and insects. Why we judge this practices using our personal cultural or moral point of view?

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  • 39. C72  |  April 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Balance and moderation in diet is the key.

    No need to judge what others choose to do, suffice that they are agents of their own karma.

    As an example, Bird nest harvesting used to be cruel, unsustainable and dangerous but now it can be farmed ethically. Human beings, despite our flaws, tend to eventually do the right thing. It just takes time and effort.

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  • 40. anakmelayu  |  April 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Truly disgusting..I just can’t fathom why they choose to eat these kinds of things? Yucks!!

    Reply

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