Authorities are searching for the heartless thugs who gathered up some dogs, locked them in an abandoned car and then set the vehicle on fire – for fun! The heartbreaking howls and cries from the dogs were devastating to onlookers because all they could do was watch; the rescuers were powerless to help – the flames were too intense to get close enough.
According to the Metro, the despicable situation took place in the city of Umm al-Fahm, Haifa District, northern Israel and was recorded by a witness’ cell phone. The agonizing screams of the dogs, unable to escape were haunting to everyone, including the police who have initiated an investigation. After emergency services arrived, they were unable to identify how many dogs perished in the car fire because their bodies were so badly burned.
Area residents are concerned that the culprits responsible for this heinous deed are capable of hurting humans too. Animal advocate, Eli Altman, founder of the group Let the Animals Live, has called upon government officials to crack down on the rampant animal cruelty in the nation.
“I implore the public – watch the video, listen to the whines and cries of the poor dogs that are being burnt alive, and you will understand how animals are treated in Israel.”
The comments on the Metro Facebook page echo the feelings and sentiments of all compassionate humans trying to comprehend the atrocity of such an evil deed to helpless animals.
“Tony Hart-WildenVile disgusting human beings. But at least in Israel they may get some actual punishment for animal abuse, unlike the slap on the wrist you would get in the U.K.”“Lindz BillingsleyAnd this is why animal cruelty laws need to be tougher. First it’s animals and then it’s people. Those dogs suffered for nothing and won’t even get any justice.”