An innocent donkey in Pakistan that endured horrible abuse at the hands of political opponents died on Monday. Social media users across the country were shocked after a man reported finding the donkey bleeding profusely with the name of a political opponent written across the donkey’s flank. One week later the same group of political activists tortured an innocent dog.
In a horrifying video, which went viral when posted on Friday, the Quami Watan Party wrapped a dog in a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) flag and shot him multiple times at a beach in Bannu. According to the Express Tribune, the dog had been tied to a tree trunk, and as the flag of another political party is shown, one man shot the dog three times in full view of the camera. The dog could be heard crying in agony and visibly shaking as the video ended.
Repeated outcries were made to the KPK Police Jawan. (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police) Within 12-hours, two individuals had been arrested. The brutal act was committed one day after the results of the election had been announced. One of the suspects, Hazrat Umar confessed to shooting the dog in the morning and told authorities he had been urged by another accomplice to commit the crime.
Police took to Twitter to announce the news.
“Responding within 12 hours, #Bannu Police worked throughout the night to arrest 2 culprits at 6:45 am involved in torturing, killing the animal and making video of it. #KPPolice thanks Social Media users for raising the issue.”
(Pet Rescue Report has decided not to show the horrific video)
Hero the donkey’s condition had been described as having been committed by the same group one as a hate crime. The innocent animal had been punched in the face, “beaten to a pulp,” his nose had been broken, and he been kicked over his entire body. He had also been struck by a vehicle and rope burns covered his undernourished body. For one week Hero experienced kindness and love; an innocent donkey intentionally tortured for no other reason than abusive and flagrant animal cruelty.
Read more of Hero’s story here.
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