A disabled U.S. veteran says he was booted from a Thai restaurant in Houston because the staff were not prepared to cook and serve him his service dog as an entree.
Aryeh Ohayon, who served in the Army and Navy said his service dog, Bandit, was getting pretty lazy just lately and he really fancied a traditional Thai Dog Curry and decided he would kill two birds with one stone. But he claims that the restaurant would not allow him to stay with the dog, let alone season, cook and serve him with rice.
The report points out that Texas passed a law that protects veterans with service dogs from being refused entry into public places. However the law is not as clear when it comes to actually having the dogs prepared as a tasty delicacy.
Thai Spice Buffet II, the restaurant, said it is looking into the incident, however feel they are the victim of racism and stereotypical profiling.
"We never eat dog. We never cook dog. We never serve dog. Crazy fool was thinking of Koreans!" Screamed a representative from the restaurant. "If it had been a cat, well, then maybe that would have been different."
"It feels like your service and experience that you've done to defend and uphold the Constitution and protect this country have been belittled," Ohayon said, "if a veteran wants to have his useless service dog cooked and eaten, then no one should be able to stop him."