Man kills his family’s dog because he wanted to feed dog meat to his grandchildren (video)By Mason White 10:49 AM July 30, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly killing his dog to serve the meat to his grandchildren, police in New Mexico said.
Heath White, a member of the Torrance County Sheriff, said that it is extremely disturbing to know that someone would be so brutal with the family pet.
The incident unfolded on Friday, when Torrance County police officers were called to a house in Edgewood.
A woman told police officers that her boyfriend, 46-year-old Salvador Martinez, killed the family dog, identified as 9-month-old Onyx.
Police found the body of the dog in the freezer.
According to a criminal complaint, Martinez admitted that he killed Onyx, explaining that he did not have enough food for the grandchildren.
His girlfriend later told investigators that he had plenty of food.
Martinez explained that he had taken Onyx to the yard, stabbed it in the heart with a screwdriver, stripped it and then placed the body in the freezer.
Martinez then went online to find recipes for dog meat. Martinez also suggested that he can take the dead dog over to his mother’s house for a barbeque.
It is legal to eat dogs in New Mexico. Martinez was charged with extreme animal cruelty, a felony, and child abuse. Martinez was charged with child abuse because children were present in the house when he slaughtered the dog.