As if there never seems to be an end to animal cruelty, this time another disturbing video has been making its rounds on social media emanating from Chandigarh, India; this time showing a sicko mercilessly inflicting horror and pain upon a defenseless dog, reports India Today.
The video was uploaded onto Facebook on Thursday and shows a young man holding the dog by its legs and spinning it around several times. The deviant torturer completely ignores the painful cries of the frightened dog as the defenseless animal is spun around the man’s waist, his shoulders and then over his head. And as if terrorizing the dog wasn’t enough, the man then flings the dog into the wall. The panicky dog escapes, as the teen and his three companions laugh at the depraved act.
The Humane Society International (HSI), announced a reward and has filed a complaint at the public window of the Chandigarh police in Sector 9. On the organization’s Facebook page, the following information has been provided for anyone able to identify these animal abusers:
“A video of a young man spinning a dog by its legs has gone viral in the past 24 hours. We have announced a Rs 50,000 reward (US $747.) for identification, arrest and conviction of this person. Anybody who has information, please contact us at our tipline +917674922044.”
In a press release, the HSI has demanded action against the youth:
“It is shameful that a defenseless animal was tortured. The way the dog was assaulted indicates a deliberate intent to hurt it. In the past few months, we have witnessed the most horrible cases of cruelty against animals and there will be no end to this until the penalties are increased.“
Animal advocates continue to work towards amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Under the current law, if this youth is captured and it’s his first offense, his maximum fine could be no more than Rs50 (less than U.S $1.00)
(Photo via HSI Facebook)
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