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This is the shocking moment a dog is dragged along a road at speed after its owner tied it to the back of his old car.
The incident took place in the district of Bergama in the western Turkish province of Izmir, and was filmed by the motorist behind the dog owner’s vehicle.
In the footage, the poor pooch is seen tied to the back of the old banger as it speeds along a country road.
The animal is dragged along the tarmac on its side and repeatedly struggles to get to its feet.
The video caused outrage on social media and the local authorities launched an investigation to find the identity of the cruel dog owner.
The local authorities promptly tracked the person down and the male suspect, identified as M.H., has been detained for animal cruelty and dangerous driving.
According to reports, he admitted that the dog was his and said that he tied it behind the car because there was not enough room inside for it.
The dog’s current condition is unknown.
Outraged netizen ‘Sibel Yilmaz’ said: “God damn you! You are brainless!”
‘Meryem Demirtas’ commented: “Go to Hell! I hope somebody drags you the same way.”
While ‘Adem Dinc’ wrote: “Remorseless idiot!”
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