Just checked my email and received this from a friend of mine. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people? I can’t imagine what the soldiers have to go through each and every day over there, but there is absolutely NO excuse for abusing an animal. Clearly these soldiers are mentally ill and need help, but also they should be punished for abusing a helpless and already injured dog.
Animal advocates nationwide are horrified over a video allegedly taken from a CD found in Baghdad’s Green Zone. This video, which recently surfaced on the Internet, depicts what appear to be U.S. soldiers taunting and tormenting a seriously injured dog. Several men laugh while pitching rocks at the suffering animal. One participant proclaims, “That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life!” as the dog yelps in pain and attempts to flee on two legs.
Causing animals to suffer unnecessarily is a crime in the United States, where citizens refuse to stand for such cruelty. One cannot imagine that this kind of behavior would be tolerated of any citizen, including our soldiers.
Please contact the secretary of defense and demand that the Department of Defense investigate this matter and hold responsible any soldier found to be involved in this incident. Also, be sure to forward this alert to your friends and family members and ask them to speak up today.