Xi Ling Cho, a 47-year-old Chinese immigrant, has been arrested in New York City yesterday after NYPD were informed that the man was making his hot dogs with the meat of stray dogs in the area.
NYC Food Authority were anonymously tipped on Cho’s operation which possibly involved recuperating dead dogs in dumpsters in the area.
Cho’s family members are also under investigation as they were currently volunteering in different Animal Care Centers in the New York City area and suburbs have confirmed authorities.
Cho’s wife, Hu-Wen Zao, claims the owner of the hot dog stand on the other side of the street has conspired against her husband to shut down his business.
“He always jealous because my husband’s hot dogs taste better, people always come buy Cho Cho hot dogs,” explained his wife to reporters in tears.
Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states but in the state of New York it is expressly prohibited for “any person to slaughter or butcher domesticated dogs or domesticated cats to create food, meat or meat products for human or animal consumption.”
Xi Ling Cho immigrated to the United States in 1996 and has had a hot dog stand license in the Brooklyn area for the past 13 years. Some experts estimate he could have sold over a million of his hot dogs to date.