A Chinese animal trader has been caught pumping water into dogs' stomachs by force in order to sell them for more money to restaurants.
In a video emerged online, the man shoved a hose into a canine's mouth and grabbed it by the snout before pouring water down its throat.
The vendor sells more than a dozen dogs to restaurants by weight every day and this helps him charge a higher price, as it's reported.
The vendor was spotted in Yanshi, Henan Province, on June 9 by a passerby who took pictures and video of the horrifying scene. The materials were published on Chinese news site Tencent on June 10.
According to the video, two dogs were kept in a cage at the back of a three-wheeled bike. Both animals were tied to the cage by a cable around their neck.
The footage also shows the man putting a thick pipe down one dog's throat forcefully. He then grabbed hold of the dog's mouth so that water would go into its stomach.
The dog's belly could be seen swelling up as the man pumped water. According to the report, the man said he would pump at least two litres of water into a dog.
The animal reportedly threw up blood after being force-fed water.
The dog vendor said he sold over a dozen dogs to different restaurants on a daily basis.
The man also claimed to have invented the force-feeding method after taking inspiration from IV drip.
He explained that by pumping water into the dogs, he could earn a few hundred yuan (roughly £35) more per day.
However, when onlookers asked the man what he was doing, he apparently lied by saying 'the dogs have to drink more water as the weather is too hot'.
It is unclear if any authorities are aware of the incident.
Security cameras caught the bizarre moment a confused deer crashed through the window of a paint store in Pennsylvania, nearly colliding with an employee.
Albuquerque police officers were investigating a stolen vehicle, when they found themselves trying to save a choking puppy.
A Melbourne horse has had a lucky escape after falling into a deep drain. A passerby spotted the struggling horse, named Cisco, who was trapped in the opening with its body completely engulfed in water as the RSPCA were contacted. State Emergency Services and Country Fire Authority were called out to the scene shortly before 12pm, who quickly tended to the distressed animal, yet struggled to initially free the horse from the two metre deep, three metre long void.
Incredible video shows Sunshine McCurry catching a snake inside her home in North Carolina with only a pillowcase.
A Highlands County, Florida, mother could face a child abuse charge after posting a video to Facebook that shows a rat snake biting her 1-year-old daughter.
The mother said that she has “no regrets” after she let the snake intentionally bite the child several times, WFTS reports.
"It had bitten me and my son and didn't leave a mark, several times," she said to WFTS. "So, I thought it was a good opportunity to introduce her without actually getting hurt."
The Facebook video has been removed.
On Tuesday, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office said there is probable cause the mother violated the state child abuse statute. Officials said the case has now been forwarded to the state attorney's office for review.
In the video the mother holds up a container with a rat snake inside and lets her daughter reach toward the snake. You can hear the daughter flinch and cry each time the snake strikes her.
The mother said her daughter was not hurt because the snake has teeth “too small to actually puncture the skin,” WFTS reports. Her intention was to teach her child a “valuable lesson” on how to handle reptiles, she said to WFTS.
Parker Simpson was spearfishing off the coast of Key West, Florida, when he was attacked by a reef shark. The shark was most likely attracted by a grouper fish that Simpson was holding at the time, and the resulting bite tore his tibial artery, leading to severe blood loss.
This is the moment a man waded into waist-deep sewage to unblock a drain - and emerged with a COW. The brave man apparently spotted the calf slipping into the open drain in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India, and watched it disappear underwater The animal lover pulled off his shirt and trousers and dived into the waste and slush without hesitation, clutching the end of a rope. He emerges moments later and pulls the confused animal to safety. One witness said: "It was a truly inspiring story of real-life heroism.
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Two daredevils risked serious injury by wading within feet of an injured 15ft great white shark. The Pearson brothers paddled into the beach by their home in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, to inspect the animal, which had been injured by a rotor blade of a boat. In the end though it wasn't the huge predator they had to worry about - but a stingray which bit one of them on the foot. The video begins with the brothers walking out to sea and approaching the shark, which was thrashing around, spreading its blood through the water. One of them, Dale, says: 'This is a big white shark, it has been hit by a propeller and is very sick.' His brother decided to go and get a speargun to protect his brother from the shark, but when he turned around he was bitten by a giant stingray. He had to hobble back to shore where he showed off the painful-looking wound on his foot. Thankfully, the shark was able to swim off after freeing itself from the shallow water. Several people commenting on YouTube questioned the wisdom of approaching such a dangerous animal. One wrote: 'Why would you have gone into the water with a great white that is hurt and probably afraid and would defend itself as much as it could? 'That's not a smart thing to do. I wouldn't even go that close.' Another said: 'These are protected animals. I would never want to try and mess with it. Besides it was eating stingrays and was fine and swam away.'
Twelve people were injured during a running of the bulls festival in Peru. According to reports, the majority of the injuries occurred during a part of the festival that involves taunting the large and aggressive animals, and it's believed that many of the injured were drunk at the time.
This girl did not like a snake eating his goat buddy. So she took matters into his own hands! Gra-ta-ta! All jokes aside this girl did need to act fast and one part of the internet is not the happiest about it. Are you kidding me that snake was just doing what it does to eat…what a piece of crap for shooting it…I’ve had them as pets and they are the best pets you can have While others love it: Love this video! It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when someone exercises the fundamental right to protect what’s theirs and it winds up pissing off a liberal! he snakes are not native to Florida and do not belong here irresponsible pet owners that let their pets go when they get too big are the reason for this. I like snakes but these pythons are a danger to our ecosystem and need to be eradicated. “Leave it alone, it’s just doing what nature intended”, great point. Also remember humans are apart of nature and the human was protecting what’s hers by killing the snake WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some. Rachel Elizabeth Valverde posted this video Friday. She says “12ft Python thought eating one of our goats for dinner was a good idea!” It’s unclear where exactly this took place, but Rachel says she lives in the Naples, FL area.
Though cats and rats are known to be sworn enemy, not all of them act like Tom and Jerry in real life. A shop owner had to train his pet cat to catch rats by tying a rodent to its neck in south-east China. But the feline, appearing to be scared, stared at the rat and didn't dare to move, a video shows.
This is the gory moment Chinese zookeepers push a live donkey into the jaws of three hungry tigers. The terrified animal can be seen clinging on for dear life as workers in raincoats push it down a ramp and off a steep ledge into a tiger compound. After landing hopelessly in the water, the donkey is soon attacked by two nearby tigers. The ferocious predators - believed to be kept at Changzhou zoo in eastern China - work together to deprive their prey of any hope of escape. One of the beasts hops onto the donkey's back while it is in the water and snaps at its head and neck as another stays on dry land and repeatedly paws at its face. Despite putting up a valiant attempt at defence, the donkey is savagely dragged by its neck when it attempts to swim away from the tigers. It is then double-teamed by two of the tigers, both of which bite its head as it frantically splashes around in the muddy water. With the prey obviously killed, the camera cuts to four of the lions relaxing before showing the bloodied donkey being hauled onto land for consumption. According to the video, the tigers killed the donkey in just half an hour.
The alligator measured almost 12 feet long as it walked through the golf course on Fripp Island.
Jack had to be airlifted out of danger after tumbling down a hill while out with his owner in Malibu State Park at the weekend.
A shocking video has emerged showing a cow born with human-like features in an animal shelter in India. The calf was born with the eyes, nose and ears that resemble that of a human, while the lower part of its body had features of a cow. However, the cow died within an hour of its birth yesterday, in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, northern India. But as soon as the news spread, locals from nearby villages gathered to seek its blessing, believing it to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, a Hindu God. The video shows people offering flower garlands and bowing before the dead calf, which has been kept inside a glass box since it died. Locals believe the calf is the 'Gokaran' - 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and plans are now afoot to build a temple for him. Mahesh Kathuria, 50, a local businessman who came to see the calf, said: 'God has taken birth from the body of a local cow. We came here to seek his blessings. Religiously, it is an avatar of Vishnu. We believe it's a similar character mentioned in Bhagavata Puran, a Hindu religious text.' Raja Bhaiya Mishra, 55, the manager of the cow shelter, said: 'It's a miracle that the calf was born in this shelter. Thousands of people have been here to see it. We will be cremating him in three days and a temple will be built for him. This avatar has most definitely created a devotion feeling amongst the people.' He added that the mother was rescued from a butcher and was brought to the shelter six months ago before she fell pregnant. However, animal health experts have a different view on its birth and rubbishes any superstitions surrounding it. Dr Ajay Deshmukh, senior veterinary doctor, at Wildlife SOS, in India, said: 'This is a case of an anatomical anomaly. If a gene didn't develop properly or there was a fault, it causes multiple structural deformities, and such anomalies happen. It has got only scientific reasons and explanations, there's no superstitions here.'
A woman has been left in a serious condition after three dogs savagely attacked her while running riot through an eastern Sydney suburb. The woman suffered bites to the legs, buttocks and arms during the mauling on Joffre Crescent in Daceyville around 1pm today. Officers from Botany Bay Local Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene where the woman was treated before being rushed to Prince of Wales Hopsital in a serious condition. Witnesses at the scene revealed others close by heard the woman's screams and came to her assistance and pulled her to safety behind the railings of Daceyville Public School, 9 News reports. A man was treated for minor injuries at the scene after also being set on by the dogs. CCTV footage from a nearby property reveals the terrifying moment the three dogs surrounded the man and leaped at him, who only managed to evade the animals when pulling himself onto the roof of his nearby van. 'If I didn't know how to run and jump up on my car, I'd be gone,' victim Ian revealed. All three of the ferocious pets were eventually captured and were taken to St George Council pound. 'The dogs will be assessed, the nature of the dogs and then once we've determined that we will go ahead with whatever result we decide,' Sam Sliz of Bayside Council told 9 News. 'There is a possibility the dogs will be destroyed.' The inquiries of the police and council rangers into the incident are ongoing.
His name is Snaggletooth, but perhaps he'd be better called "Swaggletooth." The alligator is stunning audiences with his strut in a video captured by a brave photographer who doesn't flinch as the beast walks toward her. As he went on his walk, Snaggletooth left another gator named Big Momma, who has 32 babies to care for! Big Cypress Gallery Adventures says the creature is probably the father to most alligators in the area
Filmed by Greig Warren, the stunning white bird is seen with its head partially submerged under the water and furiously shaking.
Great white sharks are the stuff of legend - found to be the cause of many deadly attacks on swimmers and a staple of the ever-popular Shark Week. But when one man spotted a juvenile great white just a few feet from his kayak in New Brighton Beach, California, he was more curious than panicked. Rodrigo said he saw the shark on May 22 as he was preparing to launch his kayak and proceeded to get into the water anyway. 'Amazingly, he stayed with me for several minutes,' he said. The animal followed the kayak, which also had a fish dangling on a fishing rod from the back, for a short time. In the video, its long grey shadow can be seen circling as its fin moves through the water. Luckily, Rodrigo eventually left the water unscathed.
An Adelaide woman has been spared jail after leaving her two dogs - one of which died - in a hot car for over five hours. A passerby was only able to save one of the Maltese dogs, Zoe, by breaking open a window after noticing it was stuck in the car on a 29 degree day. In 2016 the woman received a suspended jail sentence and has been banned from owning any animals in the future. Her excuse for leaving the precious pooches was that she was visiting her daughter in hospital. 'The dog that died was also neglected in terms of dental issues, matting and skin conditions. It was a tragic sight,' RSPCA Chief Inspector Andrew Lewis said in a statement. While it wasn't searingly hot or in the 35 degree region the RSPCA believe the dog still died from heatstroke. Nine News has released footage of Zoe being rescued and shows the timid pup being checked over at a vet clinic. Her hair is deeply matted and she has dirt along her back. She appears to be positively terrified of the RSPCA staff as they handle her on the operating table. She attempts to walk across the linoleum floor but struggles to move her legs forward. In the only sentimental part of the video a vet pats Zoe's mangled fur as the dog looks up fondly. Zoe received more than $3500 worth of vet treatments which her cruel owner will be forced to pay. Since the day this footage was recorded the RSPCA has reported that the Maltese pup made a full recovery and has been adopted by a new caretaker.
Shocking footage has emerged online today showing a dog being dragged by a car in southeastern China. The dog was being forcefully dragged on a leash by its master who had one arm out of the window. Onlookers believed that the dog had been dragged for more than six miles. Pear stated that the incident could impedes the driver from driving motor vehicle safely and could have fined for 100 yuan (£11.42) and received two demerit points. Jason Baker, Vice President of PETA Asia Office, told MailOnline that although the Chinese government had promised a comprehensive animal welfare act over a decade, citizens were appalled and saddened by such cruel acts. 'Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty against animals often go on to commit violent acts on humans,' said Baker. PETA urged for a stop in animal abuse and suggested people to contact them for spotting any abusive acts on animals.
Two camels caused a massive traffic jam in the desert when they decided to mate in the middle of a motorway in the United Arab Emirates. The pair were caught in the act by a British ex-pat in the country who filmed the grunting female being mounted by her partner just off the the central reservation of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, between Dubai and Ras Al-Khaimah, on Thursday afternoon. The roadside romp caused massive delays as motorists honked their horns and stopped to take photographs. The man who filmed the clip, a 25-year-old from Bangor, Northern Ireland, said he and four friends were en route to a stag party when they encountered the camels. The witness, an estate agent, said: 'It's one of the maddest things I've ever seen. I've lived out here for two years but this is definitely not the norm. 'We were driving out of Dubai to go to a stag do and we just spotted them at the side of the road absolutely going for it. 'Obviously in some of the more rural places here you do see wild animals but this was on another level. 'One of the camels had completely mounted the other and it was just hilarious. There were cars pulling over because of it. 'I'm not sure whether they thought they were in danger or just wanted to watch or move them. It was mental.' The 30-second clip, filmed around 40 miles from Dubai city centre, shows the male camel straddling his female companion, who is kneeling down on the road. The camels be heard grunting loudly as motorists toot their horns, with some pulling over to investigate. The witness said: 'I know people might have a certain impression of what Arabic countries are like, but this is definitely quite rare. 'We kind of rubbed our eyes and were like "is that definitely what it looks like?". 'The natural reaction these days is just to film something. 'It's undoubtedly the best thing I've seen since I moved to the Middle East. 'We were soon on our way so I've no idea how long they stayed there. 'People were beeping their horns but how do you move on two humping camels?'
A group of dog lovers broke into tears after failing to raise enough funds to save pet dogs from the dinner table. A dozen pet dogs, including Huskies, Labradors and Golden Retrievers can be seen in a video chained under a slaughterhouse in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. The 'butcher' had asked the group for an 'unreasonable' price in order to save the animals. The beginning of a 23-second clip, posted by Pear Video, shows a female dog lover standing in front of an outdoor slaughterhouse. More than ten dogs can be seen chained to the slaughterhouse facility, next to dog meat, knives and animal blood. 'When we first arrived, a golden retriever was being slaughtered,' she said while pointing at the golden hair left on the large chopping board. The doomed dogs, however, are not the common breeds raised by Chinese dog-meat farmers. German shepherd, Chow Chow, and Kunming Wolfdog are among the most popular breeds raised for dog meat, according to a dog farm in Shandong. Chinese Shar-pei, known for its deep wrinkles, is also a breed commonly seen in the country's dog-meat farm. Pet dogs such as Huskies and Golden Retrievers are rarely seen on the dinner table. The group of dog lovers, keen to buy and release the dogs, negotiates with the butcher while he is cutting the flesh off a slaughtered dog. He insists that the group must pay £170 for each dog. Dogs raised for meat were only trading at £1.50 per lb as at the end of April this year, according to an industry website. The dog lovers made several phone calls to raise funds to buy the dogs however failed. The animal lovers become emotional after their bid to lower the price failed. They can be seen wiping tears from their eyes while making the phone call. The video ends as another dog was being butchered and hung on a hook. It is not stated when the incident took place. The video has attracted almost three million views in just a day. Tens of thousands of online users on Weibo criticised the butcher for setting an 'unreasonable' price to set the dogs free. 'These pet dogs appear to be stolen dogs. They are not supposed to be cooked. The butcher probably has raised the price up after seeing these potential buyers.' one user said. 'The butcher is no different from a robber if he sets such a high price.' another mocked. 'Who would buy the meat knowing that they are from Husky?' an user wondered.
This shocking footage shows a circus bear jump into the audience to maul watching families and their children during a show.
The horror clip that has been released online shows the moment everything in the show goes wrong as the bear jumps into the crowd.
The jumpy footage from a terrified onlooker shows families running for their lives and children screaming as the bear attacks.
The dramatic incident took place during the Circus on Ice show in the city of Bila Tserkva in Ukraine.
It is reported that 'several' people were left injured, although an official figure of those hurt has not yet been released.
The brown bear can be seen lying on its back in the middle of the ring as it completes its performance before it suddenly gets fed up and lunges towards the audience.
The shocked animal trainer does not react in time and accidentally lets go of the lead, allowing it to run wild.
It is reported most of those injured are children.
The unnamed owner of the Circus on Ice has since apologized for the incident and vowed to return the money for all the tickets for the performance.
Circus workers claim that the shows will go on, despite the dramatic attack.
It is unknown whether police are investigating the incident.
Online commenter Alena said: 'This is horrifying. Poor children.'
And one viewer identified as umni' added: 'All circus shows that include animals should be shut down. It is time to stop humiliating them.'
Heartbreaking footage from a Chinese circus shows tourists posing with a rare tiger while it lies sedated. The cruel scenes, which members of the public have equated to 'animal abuse', took place inside the tent of the circus in Lindian City, in north eastern China's Heilongjiang Province. According to visitors at the circus, the endangered Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) was first paraded around the ring by its handler and even made to tow a performer behind it. At the end of the act, after it had been made to stand on its hind legs and jump through hoops, tourists were invited inside the cage to pet the big cat. Paying visitors were charged 20 RMB (2 GBP) for a chance to touch the animal and pose for a photo. All the while the tiger lies subdued and largely unrestrained on a table. It is unclear what substance the tiger was given, but witnesses pointed out that it clearly looked weak and drugged up. People on Chinese social media have criticised the circus and called the scenes 'animal abuse', while others said the stunt was an accident waiting to happen because untrained tourists - including children - were allowed so close to the predator. The circus told complaining audience members that the cat was 'not dangerous at all' because it had been 'well trained'. There has so far been no word of police involvement.
Watch how this baby impala’s heart just about beats out of its chest whilst trying to hide in front of a tourists car away from a hungry cheetah and her cub. “We visit the Kruger only once a year and have had very few cheetah sightings in the past, especially ones including a hunt so this was an incredibly rare moment for us,” Albert Le Roux explains to LatestSightings.com Albert continues: “we were driving on the S28, near Lower Sabie, when we saw a couple of vehicles stationary along the roadside, and stopped to join them. By the time we arrived, the baby impala was already separated from its mom. The impala was hiding in a small bush close to the road whilst the mother cheetah was observing how her cub could hunt. It was a training session, and she only helped when needed. She lured the impala away from the bush allowing the cub to then snare it. The cub played with the impala for about 10min before we started recording. By this time the impala had tried to hide in front of one of the vehicles. We somehow knew what was about to happen next but were very excited to see it play out. The cheetahs began the game of hide and seek. On closer inspection you could see the impala’s eye was bleeding, probably from all the scratching and biting from the cub. Unfortunately for the poor buck luck was not on its side and the cheetah upon noticing the hiding spot quickly ended its life. It was truly extraordinary to have witnessed. This was filmed near Lower Sabie.
Two South Carolina men were charged after videos showed them forcing beer down an alligator's throat, according to reports. The men then posted the videos of the ordeal on social media, authorities said. Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, reportedly picked up the juvenile alligator when they saw it crossing the road on Wednesday and then forced beer down its throat.
This is the horrifying moment a huge black snake regurgitates another live snake in front of a shocked couple. Christopher Reynolds and his wife Nina are left horrified upon seeing that the snake's dinner was still wriggling as it was squeezed from the reptile's jaws. The pair are heard gasping in amazement as the drama unfurls before them, with Mr Reynolds heard saying 'I can't believe that little dude's still alive'.