In the disturbing clip, a woman is seen ruthlessly dragging a helpless rabbit on a leash across a retail park in Dagenham, east London.
How cruel can human beings be towards animals? The answer lies in a horrific video which went viral recently. In the disturbing clip, a woman is seen ruthlessly dragging a helpless rabbit on a leash across a retail park in Dagenham, east London. One of the onlookers, Charlotte Rose Spagnol, was so shocked at the plight of this poor creature that she recorded its ordeal.
Spagnol had just moved out of the Pets at Home store situated in Merrielands Retail Park on Tuesday when she witnessed the heinous act. She then decided to post this video on a public Facebook group called 'Scruffy's Angels - Lost and Found Pets Dagenham & Romford' with the hopes of identifying the woman with the help of the public reports Mirror. It read: Does anybody's know who this woman is? I have just witnessed her dragging her small bunny along Aldi Dagenham car park. As you can see this poor baby is so distressed and probably quite hurt. I have reported it to Pets at Home where she had just been to buy the harness and they now want to know who she is. Please share.
In the duration of the brief clip, the woman was seen wearing a matching tracksuit with the logo of Nike "just do it" scrawled across it, and a pair of sunglasses, while the tugging on a long pink leash attached to the poor rabbit via a harness. The rabbit desperately attempts to move its legs as fast as it can, however, he unable to match his owner's speed which leads to it being dragged along the rough surface. In another follow-up post, she explains how her previous post was taken down. Hi guys, I believe my post was reported and removed. Extremely annoying, just a quick update as there are no more comments, she wrote.
Providing an update, she continued: A few reporters have been in touch so I have been in contact with them. If anyone would like the picture or video sent to them I’ll be happy to oblige, also this has been reported multiple times to the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and pets at home are really doing their bit. I want to thank everyone so much for sharing, there is a massive chance now that baby will be saved. Please also be careful and maybe not approach this woman as by the sounds of it is a bit unhinged. The proper people are looking into it x
People were enraged after viewing this video and took to social media to vent. A Facebook user Tina Carter wrote: So she’s basically bought a harness for the rabbit, just shoved it in it and expects it to hop straight away, with no training or teaching. And then drags the poor little sod. Someone must know who she is ! Shared. While another user, Skye Urwin Skye Winchester suggested: pet shops or any shops that sell animal supplies need to stop selling harnesses for rabbits guinea pigs that poor rabbit must be terrified. Emma Jardine added: Why would you have an animal just to drag around!? The poor thing was probably terrified in a car park.