Although not a sighthound we felt that we had to post about this terrible cruelty to a puppy fox terrier in Australia. This news comes from Greek Animal Rescue.

“Hardened police officers have been shocked by the horrifying torture, mutilation and brutal slaying of a seven month old fox terrier puppy near Mackay at the weekend.

If found guilty, they could face up to two years in prison. Police have obtained video footage from a mobile phone which shows graphic images of the puppy yelping and howling in terrible pain as it hacked to pieces with garden shears and a pocked knife.

They said the owners were too distressed to talk to anyone about it.

The pups nose was cut off, its front right leg and rear left leg were cut off and it was decapitated. A three-part video series on a mobile phone shows the dog being tortured.

The maximum penalty under the Animal Care and Protection Act for such an offence is $75,000 or two years in jail; however the maximum penalty ever handed out has been a four month jail term.

WE BELIEVE THESE MEN SHOULD RECIEVE THE MAXIMUN PENALTY AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA FOR THIS SADISTIC, DISGUSTING ACT.”

Please sign the petition which will be turned in November 17th to the Judge who is trying the case of the 2 men , that hacked up a puppy while it was alive, so they will get the maximum penalty ($75000, or 2 years inprison) and to make sure they won’t get away with “insanity”.

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