Video: Puppy Is Tortured and Hanged by Laughing Soldiers in Taiwan

Posted on by PETA

In a horrifying scene caught on camera, a helpless, months-old puppy named Xiao Bai desperately struggles for his life as he is hanged to death at the end of a chain. His abusers, a group of Taiwanese soldiers, can be heard laughing throughout the video.

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After being ordered to kill the homeless pup, the soldiers took him to the beach, beat him, and tortured him to death. As the life slowly drained out of the young dog, a soldier can be heard in the video saying, “Xiao Bai (Little White), don’t be a stupid dog in your next life.”

The Taiwanese military has apologized and punished all the soldiers involved as well as their supervisors. The video has gone viral, and thousands of Facebook users have expressed anger and outrage over the plight of the helpless animal.

Alarmingly, this is not the first time one of the soldiers has abused an animal. In another horrifying video, we see him, Hu Chia-wei, shoot a dog with an air rifle from an open window. He even speaks to the camera throughout this disgusting display of cruelty to animals.

Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans.

Communities must recognize that the abuse of any living being is unacceptable and endangers everyone. With that in mind, please be sure to do the following:

Help Keep More Animals off the Streets

Animals who live on the streets can easily fall prey to dangerous people. Cruel people often poison, shoot, burn, drown, or otherwise torture and kill homeless animals. Here are a few crucial things that we can all do to stop others from enduring the same fate as Xiao Bai:

Help us speak out for homeless animals by sharing this post with your friends, family, and social media followers. Let them know that animals of all kinds deserve our respect and have the right to live in peace.