There is never a reason or excuse for animal abuse. If a person can no longer care for their dog or no longer wants their dog, they can simply go to a local rescue or shelter.
Sadly, not everyone does this and animal abuse incidents are increasing across the world.
One of the latest cases to make waves on social media involves two men who dragged an exhausted dog behind their scooter for over a mile.
Fortunately, video footage was taken of the abusers, but animal advocates believe nothing will be done about the horrific act of animal torture.
The incident took place in the city of Tongren in southwestern China. Since being recorded, the video has been shared many times across Chinese social media platforms.
According to a report from Newsweek, a man named “Wu” told a reporter from the Guiyang Evening Post newspaper about the incident. He was out with his wife driving in the area at the time the abuse occurred.’
Wu told the reporter, “When [the owner] got on his scooter, I noticed the dog had an injured leg. It ran behind for about 5 to 6 meters (16 to 19 feet) before collapsing. But the scooter didn’t stop after the dog had collapsed. It sped away, and that didn’t sit right with me. I hooted at them to get their attention. They ignored me, so I caught up and confronted them. After they stopped, the man riding the back picked up the dog and tried to walk away. I followed him. My wife, who was in the passenger seat, called the police.”
During the recording, Wu honked at the two suspects as the dog is being dragged along by a leash tied to their vehicle. He is pulled and is limping along.
Wu’s wife is heard exclaiming, “You’re killing it!” The suspects drove at least 1.2 miles with the dog on the back of their scooter.
A local police officer named Li said authorities are in contact with the owner. Sadly, he also reported the dog’s injuries were severe. Names of the two men have not been released as of this writing.
Authorities say the men took their anger out on the dog because the dog supposedly “chased and bit” one of them.
Newsweek reports China has no laws which prohibit the killing or injuring small animal like dogs or cats, especially stray animals.
In the event you are interested in seeing the actual footage, which is graphic, you can press play on this link to see it on Newsweek. com.
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A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.
Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.
1. German Shepherd
No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.
Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.
3. Golden Retriever
A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.
4. Border Collie
Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.
Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.
6. Belgian Malinois
A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.
Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.
Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.
Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.
10. Australian Cattle Dog
You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.
Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!