Thanks to @glenncenabre on Twitter for sending me the link to a video showing a man training his Toy Poodle (named sushi) to sit up, and hitting him CRUELLY over and over again. To be honest, I couldn’t sit through the video after just a few seconds of seeing the abuse. I just can’t stomach how some people can be so heartless to another living being. I don’t want anyone to hurt these people, because violence has never been the antidote to violence. The last thing we need is mob mentality to dilute the more important issues. But there are laws on animal abuse, and I want these people to take responsibility for their actions. Civilized society should not tolerate such barbaric behavior towards animals. For me, the most urgent things at this point is to get Sushi away from these people and put him in a safe, animal-friendly home. Sometimes we need to show people that there are limits to what we can do to our companion animals. I’m still pretty much shaken up by what little I saw of the video. And having a poodle myself, I was shaken to the core. Horrible.
Here’s the full video in case you have the stomach for it: