Friday, March 7, 2008

How Much Is That Doggie's Life on Youtube?

This is the second shocking video I have seen or heard about in a night from Youtube.  Seriously, they need to do something about filtering.  Instead of spending so much time cracking on the arses of people who share anime or telly series, they should focus on not allowing such horrific videos from being broadcast.

From The Telegraph came this appalling story about a US marine throwing a puppy off a gully in Iraq.  Worse, they actually videotaped this and showed it on Youtube.  I am beyond horrified.

Smiling US Marine throws puppy off Iraq hill

By Bonnie Malkin
Last Updated: 1:54am GMT 06/03/2008

The American army is investigating shocking footage of a grinning Marine throwing a yelping puppy into a gully in Iraq.

Marine throws puppy off hill
YouTube has since removed the footage

The clip, which has prompted fierce criticism of the military, appeared on video sharing site YouTube. It has since been removed.

It showed two Marines dressed in combat gear, one holding the young dog by the scruff of its neck.

The dog, which looks about eight weeks old, is motionless.

"Cute little puppy, huh?", one Marine can be heard saying.

"Oh so cute, so cute little puppy," the other responds in a child-like voice.

The Marine holding the dog then turns and throws it into the ravine below. The animal can be heard yelping until it hits the ground.

A spokesman for the American military condemned the video as "shocking and deplorable" and said an investigation was underway into the incident.

Marine spokesman Major Chris Perrine said the culprit was believed to be based in Hawaii.

"We do not tolerate this type of behaviour and will take appropriate action," he said.