TAMPA, FL — A man in Tampa has been charged with animal cruelty after police said he strangled the family dog, then cooked it.
According to a police statement, someone called police to report one of their family members, 25-year-old Elliot Huggins, had strangled the family dog.
When police arrived at the location, they found the dog’s head in the garbage and the dog’s ribs cooked in a pot on the stove. The rest of the animal was found in the freezer after Huggins “expertly” cut the animal apart, according to an investigator with Hillsborough Animal Services
They also said that this is probably not the first time Huggins has done this. Huggins was taken into custody and charged with animal cruelty, and is currently in jail on $2,000 bond.
Personally, I don’t have an issue with people eating any animal as food, including their pets. Aside from obvious social taboos, I don’t understand why we aren’t able to consume meat from any animal that isn’t endangered (or human).
It’s not that I’m jumping at the chance to eat dog or cat, but I’ve heard donkey meat is delicious yet you cannot buy it here in the US. Lame.