Taiwan English News
Date: April 3, 2019
By: Phillip Charlier
Police and animal protection workers responded quickly after a video shot by a student showed a farmer violently kicking a young dog wandering in a rice paddy in Chiayi County this morning, April 3.
The thirty-second video showed the farmer, in Puzi City, chasing the dog with a stick, and kicking it several times. Two kicks resulted in the small, black dog flying into the air like a football.
The student who filmed the incident while on the way to school, uploaded the video to social media with a comment about the cruelty shown to the animal, decrying the farmer’s actions and saying: “If you don’t like it, you can chase it away. You don’t have to use such a cruel method.”
Staff of the Chiayi County Livestock Disease Prevention and Control Institute found the farmer and the dog this morning. The dog was placed in a shelter, while the farmer will be punished for violating the Animal Protection Act. [FULL STORY]