Don’t screw the pooch
Dad Kills Family Pet Dog To Cook For Dinner
Dog: It’s what’s for dinner at this house.
A drunken New Mexico man stabbed the family chiweenie — a mix between a Chihuahua and dachshund — and skinned the 9-month-old puppy in a twisted plan for supper, police say.
Salvador Martinez, 46, faces charges of extreme animal cruelty and child abuse after he took Onyx, the black and white little pooch, out into the backyard of his Edgewood home and stabbed it in the heart with a screwdriver, authorities told KRQE-TV.
“It is extremely disturbing to know that someone would be that brutal with a family animal,” Torrance County Sheriff Heath White told the news station.
Poor lil Onyx…
The alleged deranged dog killer told cops he was worried there wasn’t enough food for himself, his girlfriend and grandkids — though the girlfriend later told police there was plenty of food around the house, some 30 miles east of Albuquerque.
After he skinned Onyx and put it in the freezer, Martinez went online to research ways to cook up dog meat.
Eating a dog is not illegal in New Mexico, White told KRQE, but brutally murdering the animal is not allowed under the law. And White says the children were home “and had full knowledge of what was taking place with their family pet.”
If there isn’t enough food then you’re better off scraping together a couple dollars and goin to Golden Corral.
“The carcass was still inside the refrigerator being prepped for dinner,” the sheriff told the station.
When his girlfriend balked at eating the pup, Martinez told the woman he’d take the pooch to his mother’s house and cook it up at a barbecue.
“The family was distraught about their pet,” White told the Mountain View Telegraph. “It hadn’t been bought and raised to be eaten.”
It’s a new crime for Martinez — but not the first time he’s been behind bars. The man was busted in 2003 for bringing 13 kilos of cocaine across the border from Mexico and is now in federal custody for violating his probation, authorities told KRQE.
How Martinez go from drug smuggler to dog cooker? SMH
Ain’t nobody got time for homemade
General Tso BBQ dog.
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