The sickening moment a soldier shoots a helpless dog twice and then kills it by stepping on its neck has been captured on video and has caused widespread anger.
Military chiefs in Honduras, where the incident has taken place, have promised an investigation after the footage emerged. The soldier killing the canine has been identified as a member of the country’s air force.
The unnamed soldier is seen shooting the dog from some distance before coming closer to fire again, this time from point-blank range, as the animal writhes in agony. At this point the video ends but a second one, uploaded a short time afterward, shows the dog, still-twitching, being dragged to the middle of the firing range. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. The soldier shoots the animal from a distance before firing again at point-blank range as it writhes in agony.
2. In a second video, the man then stands on the injured dog’s neck, finally putting it out of its misery.
The soldier, who seems thoroughly unconcerned about the dog’s suffering, then steps on the animal’s neck, finally killing it.
Honduras army chiefs have confirmed that the footage was taken on a military base and have said they are investigating the circumstances.
Spokesman Jose Antonio Sanchez said that the man has been identified as a member of the Honduran Air Force but did not name him.
He added that the soldier was facing having his wages docked, a dishonorable discharge or a jail sentence. The incident is now being investigated by military police.
3. The sickening moment a soldier shoots a dog twice (scroll down if the video doesn’t work for you).
4. The soldier faced having his wages docked, a dishonorable discharge or a jail sentence.
The video, which has angered animal rights activists, follows a video which captured a dog being blown up as a gang of teenagers watch on and laugh. It was uploaded about two weeks ago and was also filmed in Honduras.
5. Military chiefs in Honduras, Central America have promised an inquiry after footage emerged of a member of the country’s air force killing the animal.
6. The incident is now being investigated by military police.
Source: The Daily Mail.
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