drunken man was recorded recently brutally beating a dog on the street in the northeastern city of Jilin in an apparent scam aimed at taking money from animal lovers.
In the video, the shirtless man holds the dog by its leg and beats it repeatedly with a stick. The dog’s cries of pain attract some concerned locals who he tells, “I could kill it, it’s barely worth anything,” as part of his sales pitch.
According to one local dog-lover, surnamed Niu, this is at least the third canine that the man has treated in this way. Niu says that the man gets drunk and then brutally beats a stray dog with a stick in public until he attracts a crowd. When passersby plead with him to stop, he asks for money in return.
Niu says that she bought one dog from him for 3,500 yuan. She acknowledges that paying him such a bounty will only encourage him to continue abusing more dogs, however, she explains that she simply couldn’t bear to hear that dog continue to suffer without doing anything to stop it.