Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
WARNING: GRAPHIC AND DISTRESSING CONTENT
Video Credit: CEN/@MrElDiablo8
This footage shows a young man brutally beating and slamming his dog on the ground and even trying to strangle it.
The incident was filmed in Santa Martha Acatitla in the borough of Iztapalapa in the central Mexican capital Mexico City and was later shared on Twitter where it has been viewed 70,000 times.
According to reports, the local authorities have launched an investigation into the young man, identified as Antonio N., also nicknamed ‘El Orejas’, after the video was released.
The disturbing footage shows the suspect, who has reportedly gone on the run, beating the dog and slamming it on the floor several times.
Meanwhile, Antonio’s terrified cousin is heard screaming throughout as she begs him to stop abusing the dog.
After the incident, the cousin reported him to the police, according to local media.
Norma Huerta, president of the animal rights group ‘Mundo Patitas’, told local media: “The dog climbed on top of the property where the cousin lives and the suspect told it to come down.
“When the frightened dog ignored him, he climbed up and threw it down. He then wanted to suffocate the animal and that is when it bit his hand which made him even angrier.”
During the video the attacker even shows his bitten hand to the camera claiming he was getting revenge for the bite, however, the animal rights group said the dog was only defending itself when the man tried to strangle it.
The dog, named Merry, has since been rescued and is currently receiving veterinary care.
Meanwhile, local media said that the suspect has been accused of domestic violence in the past and has even threatened his cousin’s life.
He has reportedly gone on the run as the investigation continues.
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