2019/07/31

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Pet dog is dragged alongside a car by the neck on a busy road

    



A driver has been caught on camera dragging a dog alongside her vehicle by its neck on a busy road in south China, sparking accusations of animal abuse and complete disregard for the safety of other road users.


Footage filmed by witnesses as well as traffic cameras shows a male passenger holding the exhausted pooch on a leash as it struggles to keep up with the car in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region last Wednesday.


The small red car was travelling at a speed of 8 kilometres per hour (4.97 miles per hour) across the city centre, causing a hazard to other drivers on the road. 




The female driver of the Baojun E100 later told police that the pooch belonged to her friend and they decided to 'walk' the dog home because there was no space for it on the vehicle, according to a statement released by Liuzhou Traffic Police last Friday. 


The tiny two-seat electric vehicle is manufactured by Chinese automobile maker Baojun and measures at only 2.488 metres (8.16 feet) long. 


Surveillance footage captured near the Guangxi University of Science and Technology shows the red car travelling along a busy road at around 7:50pm. 




As the vehicle makes its way across the intersection, the dog trips and tumbles on the ground, forcing the driver to brake in the middle of traffic.


The car was seen stopping on a crossing for nearly half a minute, forcing other vehicles to drive around it.


The dog was dragged for at least 20 minutes before it was dropped off, according to police.


The driver, surnamed Li, was summoned to the police station on Friday. She was fined 100 yuan and given two demerit points for the incident. It is believed that the dog was unhurt. 


Chinese net users were outraged by the pair's actions.


'What is their problem? This man doesn't deserve to be a pet owner,' one person said on Weibo.


'These people are terrifying. They totally did not care for the dog's safety!' another person said.


'Aren't they worried that the dog would get run over?' one comment said.


Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk


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