If you are an animal lover, then be warned as this might disturb you. Jacky Lo, a Chinese teenager in Hong Kong, has sparked outrage over posting pictures of a dog in a washing machine on Facebook.
He included the following description, presumably to show it as an efficient way of bathing the poor thing: “a super quick way to wash a dog: soak, clean and dry. All Done! Clean and quick!”
Unfortunately, the dog passed away at the second washing.
The death seems not to have perturbed Lo one bit, as seen in the comments section of that very post:
Agnes: Did the dog die?
Lo: Yes, wanna see it?
Agnes: OK! You’ll certainly get famous!
Lo: Whatever, I’ve nothing to be scared of.
Agnes: Don’t delete anything from your Facebook!! Including THIS album!
Lo: I don’t care what you guys are going to do! Do I look afraid of you guys?
Agnes: So you don’t think animal cruelty is a problem?
Lo: I don’t even think human cruelty is a problem, not to mention cats and dogs!
The seemingly sociopathic teen is believed to be the son of rich parents that immigrated from mainland China, as evidenced by his other posts that feature fancy cars, bottles of champagne, and lots of cash.
The online public is now petitioning to bring Lo to justice, and the story has gained international attention. The case is currently being investigated by the Tuen Mun District police.
Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance of Hong Kong, the penalty for such cruelty to animals is a fine of HK$200,000 and imprisonment of up to three years.