This is the shocking moment a cop shoots a dog dead at point blank range after claiming it had earlier jumped up against a 70-year-old woman and knocked her to the ground.
The large Alaskan Malamute dog was shot dead in a street in brad daylight in the city of Suzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui, with the cops saying it had been displaying aggression as they approached.
It may have been abandoned as in Aug 2018, the Suzhou authorities named the Alaskan Malamute as one of the area’s 40 restricted dog breeds.
PETA Asia spokeswoman Ms. Guo told Asia Wire (AWR): “This is yet another tragedy caused by abandonment. The issue of stray animals worsens by the day.
“Government bureaus should begin using more humane methods such as tranquilisers and cages instead of gunning down a forsaken life in front of citizens and students.”
According to local media, the large Alaskan Malamute jumped up on a female pensioner and knocked her to the ground, causing a head injury and bleeding.
Local resident Wang Yajun saw the incident and scared the dog off with a wooden bench, according to a police report.
When the cops arrived the dog was in front of a shop, where they said it was growling and bearing its teeth.
According to reports, the officers decided to kill the animal and as one of them approached it with a stick, the other shot it in the head.
In the shocking footage, the dog is heard yelping after being shot.
The Alaskan Malamute is even seen struggling to get to its feet for several seconds before collapsing on the road.
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