A restaurant in the famous New York Chinatown was visited this morning by the NYPD and federal agents, after an investigation showed the owners regularly killed dogs they found in the neighborhood and served them to customers.
Agents of both the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accompanied the police officers who searched “White Lotus Royal Buffet“, looking for dog meat.
Large quantities of dog meat were found on the site and taken to a forensic lab to be analyzed.
According to the NYPD spokesman, Captain Fred Jameson, the owner of the restaurant, Tengdo Hueng, admitted snatching dogs from the area 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 Correspond To Dogs That Were Reported Stolen Over The Last Two Weeks.”
Most of the neighborhood’s telephone poles have been covered with posters of various missing dogs for more than a year. In the Manhattan neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Italy, stray dogs have been going missing for years, but beginning January 2016, pet dogs have also begun going missing. On January 27, the day before Chinese New Year, a total of 12 dogs were reported missing.
Over the following few months, more animals vanished, and throughout southern Manhattan, stories of a “serial dog killer” started to spread.
A mile from the restaurant, more than 150 dogs vanished in 2016, and over 100 did so in the first three months of 2017, according to the Humane Society of New York.
The accused and his kid, according to the authorities, could have murdered hundreds of dogs while hunting them with nets, lassos, and rudimentary spears.
According to the NYPD, the owner of the restaurant has long been slaughtering and cooking stray animals, but as his business grew, he was forced to start stealing dogs right out of their owners’ backyards.
The authorities have only been able to accuse Mr. Hueng of killing 11 animals despite the enormous number of missing animals.
He now faces up to 95 years in prison and a total of 47 criminal accusations. In June, he should show up in court.