A security guard at SM North Edsa in Quezon City, Philippines, has been fired after he was caught on camera throwing a puppy off a footbridge.
The incident, which took place on Tuesday, July 11, has sparked outrage across the country, with animal rights groups and concerned citizens calling for justice.
A Heartless Guard throws a Puppy Off the Footbridge
The footage shows the guard confronting a group of children who were playing on the footbridge.
The guard tells the children to leave, but they refuse.
The guard then picks up the puppy that one of the children is holding and throws it off the bridge.
The puppy falls to the ground and does not move.
The incident was captured on camera by a witness, who shared the footage on social media.
The video quickly went viral, and the guard was soon identified.
SM North Edsa issued a statement on Wednesday, July 12, saying that the guard had been dismissed and was “no longer allowed to service any of our malls nationwide.”
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has condemned the guard’s actions and called for him to be prosecuted.
“This is a clear case of animal cruelty,” said PAWS president Anna Cabrera. “The guard should be held accountable for his actions.”
The incident has also sparked a debate about animal cruelty in the Philippines.
Animal welfare groups say that the country’s laws on animal cruelty are not strong enough and that more needs to be done to protect animals.
“This is a wake-up call for the government,” said Cabrera. “We need to pass stricter laws on animal cruelty and make sure that they are enforced.”
The death of the puppy has also left many people feeling angry and saddened.
“It’s heartbreaking to see such a small, innocent animal being treated so cruelly,” said one social media user. “I hope the guard is brought to justice.”
The incident at SM North Edsa is a reminder that animal cruelty is a serious problem in the Philippines.
It is important to speak out against animal cruelty and to demand that our laws protect animals.