(From Sohu) Killing and eating dogs has long been spat upon by dog lovers, especially when it comes to underground dog slaughterhouses where dogs are slaughtered cruelly everyday. Recently a small underground dog slaughterhouse was exposed after a month long look out by a journalist in Kunming City. Though the place was empty when the police arrived, what left behind on the spot still mirrored shocking slaughters.
(A terrified puppy followed its “owner” with tails between its legs )
The slaughterhouse was walled up in 3 sides. Everytime workers were preparing for the killing, boiling water and the thick smoke from burning dog hair will creep out pet doggies in the neighbor community. They were scared to come near the house, some would whined mournfully.
(A man would come shut the door immediately after dog meat was taken out.)
According to residents nearby, the slaughterhouse has existed for a long time starting with poultry like chicken and duck then focusing on dog slaughter later. The door will be shut tight and only open for vehicles in and out of the slaughterhouse. People work there are very vigilant, even their 3 or 4 years old kid will come close the door. The other day, Ms Han who lives there witnessed an escaping cripple dog being swiped on the head with a stick till it collapsed on the ground. A woman holding a knife came up and was about to kill the dog when she saw Ms Han. She waved her knife, yelling “walk away, nothing to see here”. Ms Han ran away, frightened.
(Drivers were washing their trucks after selling the dogs.)
At the first day of the reporter’s look out, there was a truck unloading dogs. There were yellow and blacks kept inside cages, all looked nervous or intimidated with their tails between legs. Worker opened the cages and used an iron clamp to drag a yellow one out regardless of its furious barks. Other dogs whined and squeezed to the back of the cages as much as possible. Their barks were so loud that they could be heard on top of the community building.
(Finishing the deal, man collected money and left.)
According to one of the workers, there was never inventory problem for dog meat because they butchered according to orders. The meat would be packed in bags and supplied to small restaurants, night stalls and individuals who came pick up the meat themselves. During the one month long look out, there were cars and electric bikes coming to pick up the dog meat everyday. Some paid for the meat on the spot, some just took the meat and left.
(Blood stains were all over the slaughter room)
Reporter called for local law enforcers to shut down the slaughterhouse. But they moved just the night before, only leaving contacts and new address on the wall.