When a dog’s owner went looking for their missing companion animal in Bloemfontein, S. Africa Friday night, they stumbled on a horrifying scene. Their beloved pet was being skinned alive on the side of the road by a strange man.
The alleged reason? The attacker wanted fresh dog meat to eat.
The dog had reportedly been hit by a car, but was still conscious when the attacker began skinning the helpless animal. One leg was severed from the body, and had already been skinned by the time the crime was discovered.
The perpetrator now faces animal cruelty charges, and it is imperative that the courts make it clear that torturing animals will not be tolerated.
Sign this petition to urge Bloemfontein’s chief prosecutor to treat this case with the severity it deserves, and work to ensure that this man never harms another living being again.