Marines Investigate Puppy Throwing Video
The United StatesÃ‚Â Marine Corps is currently investigating a video clip showing a Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff somewhere in Hawaii.Ã‚Â
The low-quality video, which has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.com, shows the Marine holding the motionless puppy and smiling before throwing it.Ã‚Â YouTube has since taken the video off of its site. Ã‚Â
An expert with the animal rights group PETA has analyzed the video clip to determine its validity, but the results were inconclusive.PETA said it is essential that investigators speak with all of those involved with the clip to determine whether it is legitimate. The expert said that there was a discrepancy in the audio of the clip–while the dog is moving away from the camera, the sound of the puppy yelping does not fade.
In a statement, the U.S. Marine Corps said that this type of behavior would not be tolerated, and that they would take appropriate action.Ã‚Â
The name of the Marine in the video was mentioned in the video–that name has been circulating rapidly around the Internet.Ã‚Â
Source: The Associated PressÃ‚Â Ã‚Â
This is truly one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever read about. I have not seen the video clip, and I have no intention of ever watching it. I really hope the Marine Corps does not go lightly onÃ‚Â anyone involved with this clip.
Ã‚Â I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of stress those in the military must be under–but come on, these guys were stationed in HAWAII.Ã‚Â
Over in Iraq, where troops experience truly hellish conditions every day, there are some amazing stories ofÃ‚Â people rescuing stray dogs and having them sent back to the United States.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Many animals rights groups are also raising money to have dogs who have been injured during gunfights cared for and brought over to the states as well.
Hopefully the actions of a few complete idiots won’t diminish the great things so many others are doing.Ã‚Â