Social media has erupted into pure outrage after disturbing footage appeared online showing a squirrel tied to a beer bottle and being tortured by a farmer in southern China.
According to the Daily Mail, the red-bellied squirrel had been caught by the farmer eating some corn kernels and the farmer thought it would be funny to whip the little creature as a punishment. In the video, the tiny squirrel can be seen writhing in pain and having a hard time breathing. The Pallas’s squirrel feeds on leaves, seeds and fruits.
The three-and-a-half-minute video was uploaded on the Chinese social network, Weibo on May 31. Viewers have tracked the farmer’s residence to be in Guizhou Province. For the entire length of the film, the cruel farmer beat the tiny creature with a twig stating in local dialect:
“Why are you stealing from me? Go steal my cousin’s …. We don’t have enough corn for ourselves. Now you want some too?”
Web users have continued to criticize the farmer for being a heartless beast. Tragically there are few animal protection laws in China.
“Who has the right to torture a tiny squirrel?,” multiple viewers on social media asked. It is not known if the squirrel survived.
Pet Rescue Report has decided not to share the disturbing video – nothing to see there except extreme cruelty and an innocent little animal made to suffer.
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