Man Who Filmed Himself "Poking" A Dog On Instagram Live Claims He Did It For Fun
The man has since issued an "apology".
An Instagram live video of a 22-year-old man "poking" a dog has gone viral recently
In the video, the dog was heard shrieking while the man "poked" it with what seems to be a broomstick.
"Hello, pig!" said the man in the video, while laughing along with his friend who witnessed the incident. He also added that the dog was chewing on his slippers.
Although the video did not show how badly the dog was hurt from the man's actions, it appears to have died later on
After the man filmed himself cleaning his slippers, the video was cut to the dog, which was found dead by the side of a road.
It is unknown if the dog had died from the man's "poking" or from other causes.
The videos quickly attracted opposing views from netizens, both in defence of and against the man
Netizens began contacting Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's youth chief Syed Saddiq, urging him to take action regarding the incident
Following backlash, the man issued an "apology" on his Instagram account for the "misunderstanding" of his actions
He claimed that the motive behind the videos of the dog was to "entertain" his friends, and he never expected them to go viral.
Although the man has taken down the video from Instagram, it has been re-uploaded onto Facebook here. Viewer discretion is advised.