Science — May 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Maltese puppy used to clean supercar in London

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A man on Instagram has been accused of animal cruelty after he was filmed using a Maltese puppy to polish a Maserati.

As reports by the Independent, The video uploaded to the Rich Kids of London Instagram account shows an unidentified man holding a tiny, white Maltese puppy and using its back to polish a Maserati MC12 car.

The caption on the five-second video, which had received close to 40,000 views at the time of writing, said: “The only way to wash the iconic 6.0 litre #MaseratiMC12 is with 100 per cent natural puppy fur ensuring a proper polish.”

The people behind the account denied claims the footage was abusive and insisted the puppy was happy throughout
The people behind the account denied claims the footage was abusive and insisted the puppy was happy throughout

However, despite an assurance that ‘no puppy was harmed in this video – all smiles and tail wags here ‘, there was an angry reaction to the post.

The caption continued: “(No puppy was harmed in this video – all smiles and tail wags here)”, but the account’s followers didn’t seem to buy in to the joke.

One person wrote: “Apparently this person spoke to his dog and found the dog said it was happy that they were being used as a car tool, which I find amazing the fact the human could speak dog…. that or the owner is an ignorant t*** who has no insight.”

Another accused the man of “abusing an innocent puppy.”
Others described the video as ‘messed up’ and that he had a ‘garbage mind’ for using an innocent puppy as a chamois on his car.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said: ‘We can understand why people are concerned about this video.

‘While the owner does not seem to intend any harm to this dog, the animal may have found this stressful and we would urge owners to think about how something they see as a bit of fun could impact on their pet’s wellbeing.’

A conviction of animal cruelty in the Uk carries a maxim penitaly of 51 weeks in prison.

Geoff Dann

Geoff Dann holds the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo and the Doctorat en Théologie from the Université de Strasbourg, France. He teaches philosophy and religion for the Seniors Program at New York University, and has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Geoff has taught in departments of religion, philosophy, and health sciences, including the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Along with his teaching, research, and writing responsibilities, from 1999-2007, he also served as the Clinical Ethicist for Grand River Hospital in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario.

4 Comments

  1. O m g so pathetic. Poor puppy Im so sorry for your rich “parents”. This ball of fur deserves something better.. maybe someone with no money but with a rich heart

  2. So so saddened by what SNL has become…was the greatest show back in the day…just hilarious…now skits aren’t even funny…just can’t watch anymore. How could you let this happen Lorne???

  3. They are attacking Infowars and alternative media because they are undermining their power and advertising dollars, they will only grow weaker and fail to real free press.

  4. Phyllis and Kevin did you even READ the story??? Whaaa da hey are you 2 referring to?

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