The wife of a former government adviser insisted she loves animals after video of her allegedly kicking a dog was published by local media.
The video, which was published by Apple Daily yesterday, shows a woman taking her dog out for a walk around Pokfulam Gardens apartment complex.
At points in the video, the dog appears to be dragging its feet and doesn’t want to walk. Then suddenly, its owner kicks the dog from behind, not exactly showing love for animals.
The newspaper reported that this took place on Friday, Feb. 16 — the first day of the Lunar New Year — and was filmed by a woman surnamed Leung.
Leung then shared the video with a group for dog owners in Pokfulam Gardens, where members identified the person in the video as Glendy Chu, a senior vice president at DBS Bank in Hong Kong.
She is also the wife of Cheung Chi-kong a former member of the Hong Kong executive council, a key policy organ that is made up of government advisers to the chief executive.
According to the newspaper, members of the group insist that the woman in the video is her as they have seen Chu taking walks on the podium level of Pokfulam Gardens.
They also added that the dog in the video was only adopted by Chu and her family just three weeks ago.
When Apple Daily contacted Chu about the video, she appeared to offer a denial though it wasn’t clear whether she disputed kicking the dog or being the woman viewed doing so.
“I think you must be mistaken and need to check carefully, I have always supported looking after animals,” she said.