A study in a journal ‘Society and Animals’ published in United Kingdom suggested that people are more compassionate towards dogs than fellow humans. However, we all have come across stories of brutalities and inhuman torture carried out on helpless animals like the incident that happened last year when two medical students were arrested for throwing a dog off the roof in India. Adding to that list is the story that reportedly happened in the coldest city in the world, Russia’s Yakutsk. According to DailyMail, a pet owner deliberately froze his dog to death! Except it survived the torture, only to succumb later! The man drove the dog outside in minus 32 degree cold after pouring cold water on the animal. The brutality came to light when horrified rescuers reached the spot to save the animal which was miraculously still whimpering and alive but in a frozen state.
Shattering images of the dog showed the female white dog with its eyes open and frightened, frantically waving its paw to release itself while the rest of the body was frozen solid to the ground on a night which was reportedly the coldest night this year in Russia. Even though the rescuers managed to free the animal and rush it to a vet, the one-year-old animal could not be saved. A female rescuer said, “The eyes, I will never forget them. Did you ever see a man who wanted to live but who was already dying? The dog had exactly the same eyes, understanding everything, just unable to explain.”
Activists have launched a written petition which has been signed by 10,000 Russians demanding action against the dog owner who previously was also accused of animal brutality.
Watch the horrific video here:
Last year in Tamil Nadu an incident of animal cruelty came to light when a person uploaded a video of two MBBS students throwing a dog off a terrace. In another incident that happened in Pune four stray dogs were allegedly tied to a rope, dragged and then burned alive while 16 others were poisoned.