Jackie Idimogu, a well-known animal rights activist and the President of the My Dog & I group, has chastised chef Hilda Baci for eating dog meat. Hilda Baci, who tried the Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon, recently returned to her native state of Akwa Ibom with influencer Enioluwa Adeoluwa. A viral video showed the couple eating at a table where dog meat was served.
Hilda admitted to eating dog meat while trying to get Enioluwa to try it, but he declined. In response to the footage, Idimogu accused Hilda of animal cruelty in a video statement posted on her social media profile. Jackie noted that members of her organization donned their shirts and brought dogs to show their support, and she voiced dismay when she saw Hilda’s tweet about eating a dog.
She admitted that she was first hesitant to support Hilda during her cookathon after learning that she was from Akwa Ibom, but she chose to give her the benefit of the doubt because she believed the chef had been exposed. She was, however, disappointed by Hilda’s decision to portray Nigerians as dog eaters, especially because the world was honoring Nigeria through Hilda’s culinary achievements.
President of My Dog & I group, Jackie Idimogu slams Hilda Baci and Eni pic.twitter.com/pgCwSyzKko
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