A Taiwanese man is alleged to have dumped the bodies of three stillborn puppies near a rubbish bin in the departure hall of the Hong Kong airport on Tuesday.
According to authorities, a cleaning lady found three dead newborn bullweiler puppies inside a shopping bag placed next to a trash bin.
Following the discovery, which took place in area F of the departure hall at around 11am, airport security staff began an investigation, with officers from the government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) also called in for assistance.
Initial inspections revealed that there were no signs of abuse, prompting officers to suspect that someone had just abandoned the dead pups, Sing Tao Daily reports.
According to the paper’s sources, the AFCD has confirmed that the owner of the dogs is a Taiwanese man surnamed Su, who is seeking to emigrate to Hong Kong.
Su is said to have arranged a pregnant bullweiler, a cross between a bull terrier and a rottweiler, to be shipped to Hong Kong in April.
However, the dog, which is named Miffy, was detained by the AFCD as it is a breed that is banned from entering Hong Kong.
Miffy gave birth to seven puppies while under the custody of the AFCD. Three of the pups were certified dead upon birth, meaning they were stillborn.
Su made an arrangement with the AFCD and he asked a friend of his, a person surnamed Yuan, to collect the seven pups as well its mother from the quarantine facility at the airport on Tuesday.
Under the arrangement, Yuan would collect the dogs from the quarantine facility and pass them onto Su, who will then take the animals back to Taiwan.
But now, it turns out that that the Taiwanese owner flew back with the animals that were alive, without properly disposing of the remains of the dead pups.
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