Skip to comments.China Tycoon 'Ate Poisoned Cat-Meat Stew'
Posted on 01/04/2012 1:36:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
Poisoned cat-meat stew is suspected to have been used to kill a billionaire in southern China.
Police have detained a local official in Guangdong province in connection with the sudden death of Long Liyuan on 23 December.
The official, Huang Guang, is suspected of adding a toxic plant to the stew at a restaurant where they were eating.
A police statement said the two were involved in a dispute after Mr Huang allegedly embezzled money from Mr Long.
Mr Huang, an agriculture official in Bajia, took Mr Long, who ran a forestry company, to visit a piece of woodland on 23 December, said the statement.
Afterwards, the two went to a local restaurant to share a local delicacy, slow-boiled cat-meat stew. A friend of Mr Long's was also present.
Mr Huang is alleged to have added the plant Gelsemium elegans to the cat-meat dish.
Local media say Mr Long was taken to hospital after feeling dizzy and sick, and later suffered a cardiac arrest.
However the other two diners survived.
A local newspaper reported that Mr Long's friend had eaten only a little because the dish tasted "more bitter" than usual.
Police initially detained the owner of the restaurant on suspicion of serving unsanitary food, AP news agency said.
However Mr Long's family did not believe it was a simple case of food poisoning and pressed police to investigate further as well as offering a $16,000 reward for information, the agency said.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
I’m not sure what part of this story disturbs me most...
I salute you, sir. The stories posted today are worth their weight in gold.
There’s a “bad ol’ puddy-tat” joke in there somewhere....
What was once a necessity of poverty has now become a delicacy.
Isn't that how most delicacies get started?
That said, the feliphage gets no sympathy from me.
I was on a Korean Air Lines flight and was with a chinese chick (her description, not mine) who recommended I take the chicken when asked, "Meat or chicken?".
Cat scratch fever?
"DNA tests were done on the fur trim of a man's parka from a New Jersey Burlington Coat Factory outlet. The findings? Dog fur. Cat figurines covered in fur sold in Hallmark stores tested positive for cat. Those same figurines were found in shops in the Reagan National Airport near Washington, DC, and other stores."
And THAT is why I won’t eat cat meat stew, even when it’s the special.
You just never know.
I tried shampooing a cat about 30yrs ago...never tried again
Didn`t think even a buzzard would eat a cat
Guess if you put enough special sauce on it...nah.
The Viking Kitties will not be pleased.
Isn’t that how most delicacies get started?
- - - - -
I suppose in recent history, yes, but during the ancient period and middle ages, most delicacies were because of limited trade, like spices.
That said, I still wouldn’t eat cat (or dog).
Anybody seen them lately?
Note to self: If you ever become a billionaire, hire a taste-tester. Especially if you’re out for cat meat stew in Guangdong.
Nor I. The name’s Slings, not Donner.
I know this guy, runs a Military surplus out near where I grew up, he volunteer for 3 or 4 tours of Nam, married a (very sweet) Vietnamese woman and brought her and her whole family over to the US. Back in the 80’s he was dog catcher. He got fired because he took dogs home to feed the inlaws rather than to the pound.
Nice enough guy, but crazy. You don’t move too fast around him and if you know him and ask for something he usually comes back “do you want legal or illegal”.
Meat, or chicken? Chinese chicken? Go meow, or cluck?
I remember monkey on a stick grilled on street corners in the P.I. I passed it up. As I passed on baloots.