In a shocking discovery playing out on a viral video, two soldiers from Greece tormented a dog before throwing the defenseless pup over a cliff. The incident occurred a few months ago at a military unit in Epirus, Greece.
According to the Greek Reporter, the General Staff of the Greek Land Forces ordered an investigation on Sunday after the video hit social media showing the abuse. Posted on Facebook early Sunday morning and later removed, two soldiers are shown grabbing the dog by his legs, swinging him and then tossing him off a cliff. A third soldier, filming the animal cruelty, can be overheard yelling while the dog is crying in fear.
“No, jerks! What are you doing jerks?!,” the soldier could be heard scolding his companions.
According to records, the soldiers are not permanent members of the Greek Army and have been identified. Their names have been submitted to the authorities, and police are expected to charge them with animal cruelty.
Reports state the dog miraculously survived the abuse, and a retired man in a nearby village found the dog and is helping the pup recover. The dog will soon be moved to an animal rescue organization nearby where he will receive needed medical help.
Greece has a stray dog problem because of an economy collapse as families have become unable to care for their pets. The government has recently drafted a new bill requiring all animal owners to spay or neuter their pets or pay a special tax if they are breeding dogs.
(Photos via freezeshots from recently removed Facebook video)
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