Police in Taiwan said Tuesday they had arrested a Vietnamese for posting pictures of him abusing dogs while holding a gun on his Facebook page.
Dang Van Ngoc, 23, was arrested in Taipei on Sunday after police received a tip-off from an environment protection group that the man abused, killed and ate cats and dogs, Focus Taiwan reported.
Ngoc has admitted to posting the pictures showing him killing dogs, but said he did that in Vietnam and his relatives sent the pictures to him.
He also said the pistol in the pictures was a toy gun.
Ngoc said he used to work as a policeman in Vietnam, earning around US$300 a month before he came to Taiwan in 2012 to find a better paying job.
His first job at a metal company did not fetch him any more than at home, and so he left in October 2014 and started looking for jobs through illegal brokers.
Ngoc faces deportation if prosecutors decide to indict him for violating Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act and Immigration Act.