PETA India is offering a reward of up to Rs 50,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man seen abusing a dog in a viral video. In the video shared by Bhubaneshwar-based Susanta Nanda of the Indian Forest Service, a man cruelly picks up the dog by both ears and presses both sides of the animal’s skull. The dog can be seen and heard crying for help. While other humans seemingly stood around as passive spectators, a cow rushed in and pushed the abuser to the ground, allowing the dog to escape.
Karma 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/AzduZTqXH6
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) October 31, 2021
Anyone with information about the identity of the abuser is urged to contact PETA India’s animal emergency helpline on (0) 9820122602 or e-mail [email protected]. The informer’s identity will be kept confidential upon request.
Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who abuse animals often don’t stop there – many move on to hurting humans. In a study of domestic violence victims, 60% of women said their abusive partners had harmed or killed their dogs or other animals.