London: A British artist has eaten chunks of a Corgi dog, the breed favoured by the Queen, live on radio to protest against the royal family's treatment of animals.
Mark McGowan, 37, said he ate about three bites of the dog meat, cooked with apples, onions and seasoning, to highlight what he called Prince Philip's mistreatment of a fox during a hunt by the Queen's husband in January.
It was pretty disgusting, McGowan said of the meal, which he ate while appearing on a London radio station on Tuesday. Yoko Ono, another guest on the show, also tried the meat.
"I've never tasted anything like it — it was grey and had a very funny smell. It was horrible," McGowan said.
McGowan said he was angry that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of which the royal family is a patron, had not prosecuted Prince Philip for hunting and killing the fox. The RSPCA said the fox did not suffer.
Corgis are the favoured dogs of the Queen, who has owned more than 30 of them during her reign. The dog died of natural causes at a Corgi breeder and was prepared and cooked by others for McGowan.
McGowan is well known for his outlandish performance stunts. He ate a swan in another protest against the Queen. Swans are protected by the monarchy.
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