As a cruel, disgusting act of “revenge,” a man in China filmed himself torturing and butchering a puppy and shared the footage live on Chinese social media site Weibo. He has since shut down his account.
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) January 20, 2017
Chinese authorities must urgently identify this highly unstable, violent, and dangerous man before he hurts or kills anyone else. By mercilessly killing a vulnerable puppy as a result of his uncontrolled anger, he has shown that he poses a real danger to others.
Animal Abusers Are a Danger to Everyone
The abuse that some animals endure at human hands is heartbreaking, sickening, and infuriating. Animal abusers’ acts of cruelty aren’t merely indications of a minor personality flaw—they’re symptomatic of a deep-rooted mental disturbance.
Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many move on to hurting humans.
What You Can Do
If you’ve seen the video or photos posted by this man and recognize anything in them, please contact authorities in China immediately.
Please also urge your local law-enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and schools to take cruelty to animals seriously. Those charged with protecting our communities and animals must send a strong message that violence against any living being—human or animal—is unacceptable.