A Chinese factory worker was fired from his job after he mistook his boss’s dog for a stray, beat it to death, then cooked and ate it.
On Feb. 13, a factory worker named Zhang in eastern China found a Pembroke Welsh Corgi wandering around the bathroom at work. He presumed it was a stray and decided that the dog would make a great meal, so he beat the animal to death with a wooden stick.
He took the dog’s body back to his staff quarters where he and his roommates shaved, skinned and cooked the dog that night. They ate the dog the next day.
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When Zhang and his roommates returned to work, they discovered “missing dog” flyers posted all around — it turns out the Corgi belonged to his boss who offered over $1,200 as a reward for information.
An anonymous person who witnessed Zhang beat the dog to death called the boss, named Wang, to let him know the bad news. Zhang’s boss then visited his staff quarters to find his dog’s fur covering the floor as well as a knife.
Zhang reportedly claimed:
He and his roommates offered compensation for the dog but Wang instead chose to fire them and take them to the police where they were charged with theft.
Zhang has since been released on bail.
Wang had allegedly bought the Corgi puppy, worth an estimated $1,800, last May for his daughter.