An alcoholic construction worker was told he will serve time behind bars after the man admitted on Friday to having sex with a female mongrel.
Chung Lin-fai, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of bestiality in West Kowloon Court.
“Defendant, your behaviour is extremely revolting,” acting principal magistrate So Wai-tak said.
So added an immediate custodial sentence would be inevitable. “It will be just a matter of time,” he said.
The magistrate sought reports on the background of the father of three, his mental state and his psychology before he is sentenced on April 21. So remanded Chung in custody.
The court heard Chung enticed the cream-coloured mongrel with bread in Tung Chung on February 1.
He bathed the canine before engaging in sex at Wong Lung Ravine on Wong Lung Hang Road in Tung Chung.
After he was arrested , he told police: “It was I who did the dog.” But he said it was the first time he had committed the act despite meeting the dog for at least a year. It was due to “a lapse of judgment”, he said.
In mitigation, his lawyer said Chung, who specialises in welding, had lost his job since his case came to light.
An alcoholic, Chung suffered from work-related injuries and hearing impairment, prompting his lawyer to urge the magistrate to call for a psychological report.
But So slammed Chung, saying he had hurt his family.
The magistrate granted the prosecutors’ request to send the dog to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
A spokesman for the animal welfare group said they had yet to receive any formal document and would not comment on the ongoing proceedings.
The executive chairman of the Non-Profit Making Veterinary Services Society, Mark Mak, wished society could focus on the issue of animal abuse rather than being distracted by the details of the case.
“This case, from start to finish, is about bullying vulnerable animals,” he said.