MND punishes soldiers accused of torturing and murdering dog

The China Post
Date: June 28, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s military on Monday apologized and imposed punishments on a

Photo Credit: Screenshot from YouTube Video

A screenshot of a video shows a dog being tortured by four soldiers. (Image captured from the internet ) The incident was made public by a Kaohsiung city councilor on Sunday after Councilor Chen Hsin-yu (陳信瑜) posted the video clip online. the soldiers responsible for the deed are military police stationed at the Air Defense Group based in Kaohsiung. Photo Credit: Screenshot from YouTube Video

group of soldiers after a viral video footage showed that they had allegedly tortured a dog to death.

In an emergency press conference held on Monday night, Navy Command Headquarters Commander Adm. Huang Shu-kuang (黃曙光) issued the apology, saying that he accepted full responsibility for the incident that marred the military’s image.

Huang said that the three soldiers, who have all admitted that they were responsible for the killing of the dog, will be sent to legal authorities to be punished in accordance with the Animal Protection Act (動物保護法).

Administrative punishments were also handed out to the three as well as their supervisors, Huang said.

As an animal lover, Huang said he felt “deeply ashamed” of the “unacceptable” behavior of these soldiers.

But he stressed that their inappropriate behavior reflected only the actions of individuals.  [FULL  STORY]

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