All of this means it is understandable that people react badly when faced with such cruelty.
However, you must always remember that is up to the law of the land to carry out what it is employed for and not for vigilantes to mete out rough justice. Many of us would sorely like to though in such cases.
The neighbour who caught all of this on film posted the footage on Facebook. I imagine he was as incensed as I was watching it this evening. Unfortunately it also incensed many other local people and the owner of the dog had a gang attack his house.
The angry mob caused damage to the man and his home, and police were called to the address in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. The good news is that the dog was taken from the house and its tormentor was arrested. Now of course it needs the courts to mete out appropriate justice, assuming that the man is found guilty. It also needs the dog to be adopted by the right sort of owner.
So many times the courts do not sentence harshly enough in animal cruelty cases and one can see why the neighbour chose to post on facebook instead. However, he now could face a charge of inciting violence or the like. It seems to me that the law of the UK and the courts are choosing to use these means lately, everytime they do not approve of facebook and twiiter posts. I better watch what I say though or I will be next.
The video is now in various media sources so posting it here will simply show you the sort of people who are allowed to own dogs in the UK, but who should not be. Due to the nature of the material though it is not suitable for all age groups. Youtube have classed the video as age restricted but you can view here if you follow the link and sign in to youtube.