Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Since youth, Ella Koon has always been a dog lover. Over the past several years, Ella has had over 20 dogs as pets in her house, but it turns out her elder brother (Jamis Koon Chung Ming) not only ate dog meat in Shenyang last month, but also showed off with a photo on Weibo. Yesterday Ella expressed she doesn't believe her brother would eat dog meat.
Cats and dogs are not only pets, they are also a close friends to humans. It's a pity people in Mainland are still continuously murdering these animals and eating them. As a dog lover herself, Ella's brother Jamis Koon uploaded a photo of a table food of dog meat dishes and even expressed to his friends all over: "Dog meat is delicious."
Reporters discovered two related photos on Jamis' Weibo, both photos were uploaded on March 11th. The first was a photo of the 'Shenyang Dog Meat Shop' and the second one was a whole 'Dog Meat Feast'. It was seen there was a total of 9 dishes on the table. Netizens saw the sight of this and painfully criticized: "Why do you have to eat dogs? How could you eat such cute animals? There should be a law that prohibits the killing of dogs." were also some people that directly criticized that Jamis has no mercy, but Jamis himself has not responded.
The 33 year old Jamis Koon was actually a graduate of the TVB 12th Acting Class in 1998. Catherine Chau and Jenny Koon were his classmates. He entered the industry earlier than his sister Ella, but later Jamis left the entertainment circle to follow his father in doing business. What's ironic is Jamis has a pet dog in his Hong Kong home, and once uploaded a photo of his beloved dog. He said: "I have a black dog, his name is 'Sat Kill'." Also, he often uploads photos of him with good friends rebuilding the big Buddha in Mainland. On one hand he's oriented towards Buddha, but on the other hand, he's a dog killer. Such self-contradictory.
Yesterday reporters contacted his sister Ella Koon over the phone. When asked if she knows her brother showed off his 'Dog Eating Feast' with a photo on Weibo? She said: "I didn't know. I have been busy shooting series recently and haven't really had the chance to see my family muuch. Also, he's always not in HK, I'm not too sure what he's up to." As for her brother eating dog meat? Ella said: "I have to get an understanding first. We love dogs, and have been raising dogs since youth until now."
Ella said she currently owns 3 dogs at home. Sat Kill is a stray dog that her brother brought home. When asked if she believes her brother would eat dog meat? She said: "From what I know of my brother, I don't think so. Perhaps he just took a photo of it. (Are you afraid it might be the truth?) Of course I"m afraid to hear this, but I don't quite believe it because we started raising dogs since we hit puberty and we are people who cannot be separated with dogs."
The President of the HK's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HKSPCA) strongly denounced Jamis for eating dogs: "I believe eating dogs is very sick, very inhumane, ridiculous because they are our friends. Dog owners clearly understand dogs are very loyal to humans. I just think if you can still eat dogs, that is just really ridiculous, don't even deserve to be a human being. Some people in Mainland still eat dogs, you have to go against these traditional food cultures, must have legislation. Because just us dog lovers alone protesting, they will be asking why can you eat chicken, pigs or cows then? Why can't we eat dogs or cats? So, I just feel to avoid conflicts, the best is to simply have legislation. We at HKSPCA have been doing this all along, assisting in drafting a legislation and hope to make it into a law soon." Furthermore, the President continues: "I feel people who eat dogs have a serious character issue. We aren't in a war or famine right now, there is no excuse to eat dogs. That is sick, I hate them."
Jamis Koon responds today on Weibo regarding the dog eating issue:
I absolutely do not support eating dogs, nor was that photo intended to encourage people to eat dogs! On the contrary, I am very amazed that there really is indeed an all dog meat store in Mainland! I am a dog lover myself, and have probably had over 20 dogs since youth until now. I definitely will not eat dogs and I hope others won't end the innocent dog lives.
Source: Apple Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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