A video clip of a young woman torching a live dog has sparked outrage and disgust among web users across China. The unidentified woman in the video, wearing a black dress and a pair of red high-heels, is seen holding a flame up to the squirming dog, even smiling as she burns the animal to death.
Within just 28 seconds, the dog becomes a charred corpse.
The location of the scene is unknown, but many have speculated that the video may have been filmed in Yulin, which is famous for its annual dog meat festival.
“Do you even have a heart? Dogs are our best friend,” commented one netizen.
The clip has been viewed over 21 thousand times on Sina Video alone. You can watch the disturbing footage here.
UPDATE [5:30 p.m.]: The identity of the woman has been found via human flesh search, according to the Global Times. Her name has not been released.
A cyber manhunt has allegedly yielded the personal information of the woman, including her ID number, home addresses and phone number. She is allegedly a nurse in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. However, the true identity of the woman remains unconfirmed as of press time.
China doesn’t have a law against animal brutality. Legal experts proposed a draft law against animal brutality in 2010, which includes penalties and preventing such brutality and eating dog or cat meat.
We would not want this lady to be our nurse.
by Maggie Wong