On Wednesday, September 18 2019, a man was spotted at Block 110 Pasir Ris Street 11 using his slipper to hit a dog.
The dog was on a leash and the man was angrily hitting the dog who was writhing in pain.
During the abuse, a woman had walked past the scene and the man had quickly turned to see who was there. When he realised that she was oblivious to what he was doing, he turned back around and continued hitting the dog.
A video was uploaded by Hariz onto STOMP Singapore and he said that he hopes that such situations were not normal occurrences.
Dr Janipal Singh Gill, executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has since stepped forward to talk about what happened. He mentioned that sadly, such cases of abuse are quite common even though “there is no reason to hit a dog and to cause it unnecessary pain.
He also said that physically assaulting an animal in hopes of disciplining it is an “archaic and counterproductive practice” as when these animals are hit, they may lose trust in their owners and develop other problematic behaviours.
We hope that the dog who was hit and other dogs out there will not receive such treatment.
Photo credits: STOMP Singapore
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