There is growing outrage over images showing a dog with multiple tattoos. According to Sunday’s publication of the Mirror U.K., the photos of the “inked” dog first appeared on social media – the dog’s owner, believed to be Emerson Damasceno, a resident in Southeastern Brazil, initially tried to justify the tattoos on the white bull terrier by claiming that the dog would be protected from cancer by having the tattoos.
Later, as outrage over the images spread, the photos were deleted. The photos may be gone, but the outrage and claims of animal cruelty continue. A petition with nearly 1,000 signatures has been created asking for the dog’s owner to be prosecuted (click here to read more).
According to the Daily Mail, it is unclear if the man who made his dog get tattoos around his eyes, nose and ears, will be prosecuted in any way.