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Controversy Ensues As Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci Faces Backlash Over Dog Delicacy



Hilda Baci

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, who gained fame for her remarkable achievement of completing 100 hours of non-stop cooking, is once again in the spotlight, but this time for a contentious reason.

News About Nigeria confirmed that the chef has received severe criticism after sharing a video of the delicacies she prepared, with one particular dish causing an uproar on social media – a dog delicacy.

The video posted by Hilda Baci showcased a range of dishes, but it was the inclusion of a dog delicacy that sparked outrage among Nigerians.

Many individuals expressed their displeasure, arguing that it portrayed Nigerians as dog eaters and raising concerns about the unnecessary killing of animals, which they deemed cruel and ethically questionable.

Amidst the mounting backlash, Jackie Idimogu, the president of the ‘My Dog and I’ group, took to her own social media page to express her disappointment in Hilda Baci.

Idimogu recounted how she and her colleagues had shown support to the chef during her cook-marathon a few weeks prior, bringing their dogs to the event.

She emphasized that there are dog lovers in the country who deeply respect and love these animals, and they vehemently oppose any harm befalling them.

Idimogu questioned Baci’s conscience in serving a dog delicacy alongside the other foods she cooked, as it conveyed a message to the world that Nigerians endorse dog consumption.

The controversy surrounding Hilda Baci’s dog delicacy has yet to be addressed by the chef herself.

As social media continues to buzz with discussions and arguments on the matter, the ethical implications of consuming dog meat and the portrayal of cultural practices come to the forefront.

The incident has sparked a broader conversation about animal welfare and the boundaries of culinary exploration.