In the Chinese city of Yangzhou in Jiangsu province, a man accused of killing at least six dogs by executing them with darts, was rammed into a brick wall when a dog owner sought revenge.
In the shocking video footage posted online, the ‘dog killer’ can be seen sitting on a scooter with a dart gun which he used to kill a nearby dog.
When the dog’s owner hears his pet crying, he heads outside and finds his dog paralysed on the ground with a dart embedded in its flesh.
The dog owner immediately gets into his car and chases after the killer on a scooter and when he caught up, the dog owner ploughed him into a pillar and through a brick wall at speed.
Photographs taken at the scene show just how brutal the alleged murder was.
The dog owner was arrested at the scene and charged with murder – however his family claim he didn’t intend to kill but merely ‘got the pedals confused’.
Whereas the family of the deadman claim it was wrong for him to have been murdered, with a relative saying:
Even if we were in the wrong, that does not give you the right to be judge, jury and executioner.
Apparently, the practise of killing dogs with poisonous darts is quite common throughout China with the killers taking the dogs and selling them for their meat.
Speaking to The Telegraph last December, Wendy Higgins, from Humane Society International, explained:
The use of poison to catch dogs for the meat trade is a cruelty that very often sees people’s beloved pets targeted and the animals involved can suffer enormously.
The dog meat trade in China is organised, large scale and facilitated by crime, with as many as 20 million dogs and four million cats killed every year, so stopping the gangs involved is a major step in the right direction.
A shocking tale for all involved.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.