Katja Puschnik: Video of Girl Throwing Puppies In River – An Internet outrage has been sparked worldwide after a video recently surfaced showing a young woman apparently throwing live newborn puppies into a river. The video has caused numerous vigilante groups to declare “war” on the girl and the others involved with the video.
Not only that, but the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has offered a $2,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the people involved. Martin Mersereau is the manager of PETA, and in a news release in which the bounty was announced, he said, “Animal abusers are cowards. They take their issues out on the most defenseless being available to them.”
The video shows at least six puppies being picked out of a bucket and being thrown into a fast moving river by a young girl wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. It appears that she is speaking Croatian to the others around her. It is still unknown what happened to the puppies after she threw them into the water.
YouTube has pulled the original posting of the video, but not after others found it and posted it to their own website. It went viral rather quickly, and sites like LiveLeak.com have documented more than 1.3 million views.