Friday, May 12, 2006

Only In Korea

You've got to love stuff like this.

Murderous Dog Stew Lover Undone by Telltale Collar

A discarded dog collar led authorities to a man in his 40s who had stolen a pedigree dog and turned it into the stew known as Boshintang that is still considered a delicacy by some Koreans.

Police said a woman identified as Kim (57) on the morning of April 3 tied her pedigree dog, of a breed that sells for some US$300, in the yard of the restaurant she manages. That was the last she saw of her furry companion. Searching all over the neighborhood later that morning, however, she found the animal’s collar near the door of a portakabin, home to a man identified as Song (44). Kim reported her suspicion that Song had stolen the dog to the police, who arrested the man on Monday.

An officer with Seoul Guro-gu police station said Song was a great lover of Boshintang, and his mouth watered at the sight of the dog, driving him to steal the animal and eat it. "He probably never thought he would be caught because of the collar," the officer added.

The only thing that bothers me is in the first sentence. When they say 'still' and 'some Koreans', it sounds like they are judging their own culture by Western standards--which is bullshit, in my opinion.


Blogger Sammy said...

That kind of made me laugh, but...ewww! I guess it's the same when I see a nice steer...I think of steak and roast but...ewww!

2:29 PM  
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7:32 PM  

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