In yet another case of animal abuse, a video shared on social media caused many to flap out as a man was recorded choking a chicken until it seized up.
The video shared on Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Associationâ€™s Facebook page depicted a young man with his friends casually chocking a chicken.
In the 13 second video, his grip appeared to be pretty tight as the bird was paralysed, with its head and feet erect and immobile.
The repre-hen-sible act is said to have happened in Kuala Dungun, Terengganu.
Reactions to the video online have been understandably full of concern for the bird and to the manâ€™s bad (c)luck, the Terengganu Veterinary Council is now searching for him.
According to Astro Awani, the department is actively investigating the fowl incident and is asking for coop-eration from the public to come forth if they know any helpful information.
While this tale may seem silly to some, animal abuse is a serious issue and the manâ€™s actions can be defined as cruelty under the Malaysian Animal Welfare Act 2015. If found guilty in a court of law, he could be looking at a fine up to RM 20,000 or maximum 3 years jail time.
With the recent news of a sun bear kept in a singerâ€™s condominium, itâ€™s clear that Malaysians still have a long way to go when it comes to treating other living creatures with dignity.
You can watch the s-peck-tacle for yourself below:
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