Senior citizen who was arrested for dragging dog with car out on police bail

KLANG. The 61-year-old man who was arrested for dragging a dog tied to his vehicle is out on police bail.

According to Port Dickson police, investigations had been concluded and the findings were referred to the Port Dickson deputy public prosecutor on May 31 for further instructions.

The man, who owns a durian plantation and a landscaping nursery, had dragged his dog tied to his vehicle from one location to another, which was about two kilometers away on May 27.

A video of the incident, which went viral on social media, shows the dog bleeding and panting profusely.

Port Dickson police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed had said in a statement on Tuesday (May 30) that the dog had died.

Poultry farmer Rajes Donarow, who witnessed the incident, had given chase and stopped the car by blocking it with his motorbike after the driver had refused to stop the vehicle.

Both Rajes and the dog owner had lodged reports at the Lukut police station on the same day and the alleged animal abuser was picked-up by police on May 30 and remanded for a day.

People's Legal Team founder Dinesh Muthal believes police were able to wrap investigations in just a day because there was incriminating and sufficient evidence available.

“Since there was so much incriminating evidence available, the police have done a good job. The DPP must now act accordingly to ensure necessary action is initiated,’’ said the lawyer.

Animal activist Joanne Low said there is clear evidence that the dog was abused, adding that the DPP must ensure the relevant laws are used to initiate action.

She said far too many animal abuse cases have taken place in recent times and it was disheartening to note that the culprits were not duly dealt with.

Dr Saravanakumar S. Pillai, a former Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) deputy director, said there was a case against the dog owner as the video provides clear evidence.

“There is a clear element of cruelty and the DPP must initiate appropriate action,’’ said Dr Saravanakumar.

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Port Dickson , abuse , dog , Lukut , DPP


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