Two Saudi men have been arrested for killing a dog by running over him with their car more than 10 times.
One of the young men filmed the torture with his mobile phone and the video went viral provoking outrage throughout the country.
The dog can be seen crying in pain while the other men drives over him over and over. At the end of the video they smash the poor dying animal completely.
The men were found thanks to the vehicle’s number plate appearing clearly on the video, reported Arab News.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, they are now facing up to 5 years in jail and/or a fine of SR500,000.
Shocked people on social media are demanding the death penalty for the men to make an example out of them that animal torture will not be tolerated.
“This animal is a God’s creation and its torture is a violation of the Islamic teachings,” said one person. “Islam recommends merciful treatment of animals.”
“This act is like a devil. If they can do this to an animal, they can definitely do it to human,” said another one.