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A video of a woman in Cagayan de Oro City burning a helpless dog alive with the use of a blowtorch had gone viral, with the online community outraged by the shocking act of the woman.
“Isang babae nanunog ng aso sa Cagayan De Oro City. Please share this video para mabigyan ng hustisya 'yung aso," the video caption read.
(A woman in Cagayan De Oro City burned a dog alive. Please share this video to give the dog justice.)
The disturbing video showed the dog in great pain as the woman burned the animal alive using a blowtorch. The woman in the video can be seen smiling as she tortures and kills the dog.
According to the Animal Welfare Act, people who are found guilty of animal cruelty may be imprisoned for six to two years or fined P1,000 to P5,000.
Netizens were upset by the disturbing torture and killing of the poor animal.
“Sino ba yang babaeng yan? Paano ba siya mahuhuli? Grabe ang lupit nya,” a netizen wrote.
(Who is that woman? How will she be caught? She is very mean.)
“Animals are [kinder], far better than this wicked woman,” another poster wrote.
Many online users were also outraged that the woman seemed to be enjoying what she was doing to the poor dog.
“Talagang tuwang tuwa ka pa sa ginagawa mo sa kaawa awa at walang kalaban laban sa yo?” an online user pointed out.
(Do you really feel happy with what you are doing to that poor animal which cannot defend itself against you?)
Several netizens said that the woman enjoyed torturing and killing the dog because she might have a severe mental illness.