Recently, the image of a dog lying motionless, being dragged by a car on the road has made netizens extremely shocked and angry.
The victim, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, was tied to the back of a car and dragged along a street in Köyceğiz, in the southwestern province of Muğla. It seems that the dog had tried to run after the car before, but due to exhaustion or tripping, it was unable to continue running and was left to be dragged on the road. Meanwhile, its owner continued to drive away as if nothing happened.
The image of the dog being pulled onto the street made netizens angry.
Disgruntled at that scene, a car behind tried to stop and ask the owner to stop the car to untie the poor dog. He was held by passersby until the police came to take him to the station. Even then, this man still did not know what he did wrong and refused to say why he tied his dog to the car and dragged it on the street.
“He didn’t even know he was abusing animals. What will happen if someone drags this ruthless man on the street in the same way?”, one netizen expressed indignation when witnessing the above images.
“Is he human?” Another person expressed displeasure.
It took the intervention of the car behind to free the dog.
It is known that after being rescued, the poor dog could not even stand, it collapsed several times on the road and was taken to a nearby animal shelter for care. Türkan Dağdelen, the center’s president, said: “I believe the recent incident is not the first as there are still many burns and other injuries on the dog’s leg.”
Under Turkish law, the maximum sentence for animal cruelty is 2 years in prison, and the sentence for killing animals is 2 years in prison. But as noted, the man mentioned above was only fined 67 pounds (nearly 2 million VND), then was released. No one knows what the dog’s fate will be.
After being rescued, the dog was so exhausted that he collapsed and had to be taken care of by a doctor.