A pet owner in south
The young woman was punishing the black pooch after it lunged and barked at two other dogs, according to witnesses. The owner lost her patience and started whipping it with its leash and kicking it at the public park in Foshan, Guangdong province on Thursday.
The woman was seen hitting the dog nearly 20 times despite concerned bystanders trying to intervene and stop her.
The owner lost her patience and started whipping the dog with its leash and kicking it at the public park in Foshan, Guangdong province on Thursday after it would not behave
The clip, released by video news site Pear, shows the frightened yet confused dog sitting on the grass at the park as its owner continues to berate it
The clip, released by video news site
‘She’s punishing it for lunging at two other small dogs,’ an elderly woman told reporters.
‘It’s crying already, stop hitting it anymore,’ a male passerby was heard saying in the video as the dog tries to avoid the blows.
‘She’s been beating the dog for so long though, poor thing,’ another woman said. ‘We tried to stop her but she wouldn’t listen.’
‘It’s crying already, stop hitting it anymore,’ a male passerby was heard saying in the video as the dog tries to avoid the blows. However the woman ignored the bystanders and kept hitting it
The woman was seen hitting the dog nearly 20 times despite concerned bystanders trying to intervene and stop her
Keith Guo, press officer at PETA Asia, said owners must learn to be patient when training their dogs.
‘Very often dogs wouldn’t understand our rules and would need owners to guide them patiently,’ Guo told MailOnline.
‘Instead of hitting the dog, the owner should ask herself why she wasn’t holding onto the leash when her pet lunged at the other dogs,’ he added.
‘Her violent actions have definitely hurt the animal. We must never use violence on out pets under any circumstances.’
Keith Guo at PETA Asia said owners must learn to be patient when training their dogs
While China has legislation safeguarding land-based and aquatic wildlife, it currently lacks legislation protecting animal welfare or preventing cruelty to animals.
In September 2009, animal rights activists and legal experts began circulating a draft Law on the Protection of Animals and in 2010, a draft Law on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the State Council’s consideration, according to Human Rights in China, a Chinese non-governmental organisation based in New York.
The draft proposes a fine of up to 6,000 yuan (£693) and two weeks’ detention for those found guilty of animal cruelty, according to China Daily. However till this day, no progress has been made.
While the country’s first ever legislation protecting animal welfare has yet to be adopted, the increasing cases of animal abandonment and serious cruelty towards animals such as killing of dogs and burning of cats have led to serious resentment within society.