Animal rights campaigners are calling for the sick practise of dog maltreatment, slaughtering and sale in China to end, after a video of a dog being burnt alive in front of a kid went viral in Chinese media yesterday.
In the video, People gather round to watch as the greyhound is carried to the boiling drum by three men at a busy Chinese market.
One little boy watches in horror as the dog is lowered on a stick into the water, as many in the crowd laugh. The defenceless dog howls in terror and makes desperate attempts to escape but finally dies as two men press the lid of the drum.
Animal rights campaigner Michele Brown said to Mirror UK: “This animal died the worst death imaginable.
“You can see raw fear in the dog’s eyes as its carried towards the boiling water. As they drop the dog into the water it screams for help, skin burning and blistering. It flails around so much, two strong men have to hold on to the lid. The young boy is an innocent child and he appears to be repulsed by what he saw. He was scared but unfortunately this probably won’t be the last time he will see a dog being boiled alive.”
More photos and the video below.