A South Korean man suspected of animal abuse is under scanner after over 1,000 dogs were found dead in his house in the country’s north west province.
The bizarre case has come to light following a complaint filed by a local, who stumbled upon the man’s house while looking for their dog in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi province, Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
The suspect, in his 60s, reportedly recovered abandoned dogs and starved them to death; however, animal rights activists have alleged that dog farmers paid him to dispose of them once they turned commercially unprofitable.
A member of the animal rights group Care said that the accused was paid by dog breeders 10,000 won (US$7.70) for each dog to “take care of them.” The report added that the member further alleged the man had locked up and starved these dogs to death since 2020.
Painful visuals of dead dogs surfaced, showing dead dogs in cages, sacks, and rubber boxes in the man’s house’s yard. The Care members, who reached the crime spot, revealed that decayed carcasses created a layer on the ground, topped by more bodies to make further rows. They also revealed the surviving dogs were suffering from skin diseases and malnutrition.