Yesterday a Shanghai woman uploaded an appalling video of a man skinning what looks to be a golden retriever in broad daylight on a sidewalk in Hongkou. The video immediately sparked outrage online and offline, and has been reposted thousands of times on Sina. The news video below includes only clips of the original, which was over five minutes long, and thankfully has blurred out the animal. [Warning: graphic images]
Residents in the vicinity say they are unfamiliar with the man in the video, who left the scene shortly after finishing his task. It remains unclear when or how the animal was killed. [Update] A witness now says he saw the owner of the dog hand it over to be butchered after the animal had been killed by a car. Outrage online continues as netizens search out the butcher after the witness declined to identify him.