The RSPCA Queensland has launched an investigation after a man was videoed kicking and punching his dog by the side of a road on the Gold Coast Monday afternoon. A young woman witnessed the man who was accompanied by a female companion, kicking and choking the dog at the Palm Beach Parklands.
When the disturbing video was posted on Facebook and other social media venues, within hours it went viral with more than 500,000 views accompanied by thousands of very strong comments condemning the actions of the man. According to MyGC, the woman saw the man punch the dog with a closed fist and violently pull the dog by its chained leash.
On the Facebook page of the RSPCA Queensland, the organization thanked everyone for notifying them about the disturbing situation:
“Thank you to all concerned parties for sharing the incident seen on Facebook this afternoon. This has been reported from a first party source and our RSPCA Qld Inspectors are currently investigating the matter further. It is too early in our investigations to discuss potential charges. We appreciate the concern many people have shown in relation to this post.”
To see the video, please click here.
Warning: video is graphic and disturbing.
(Photos of dog abuse on Gold Coast via Facebook)
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