A few days ago, CCTV footage of a man abusing stray dogs near a veterinary clinic in Taman Impian Emas in Skudai Johor went viral.
In various videos, the man was caught abusing the stray dogs on multiple occasions such as by throwing a vase at the dogs that take shelter at a stairwell next to a veterinary clinic, throwing bricks and rocks at the 2 dogs and hitting one of the strays with a metal rod and setting one of them on fire.
His actions had angered netizens with many condemning him for hurting the animals.
Following the backlash and the police’s investigation into him, a man named Braden Yap has since taken to social media to admit what he had done was wrong and hoped that the public could give him a second chance.
“I understand no matter how I explain, I should not have done that. I admit that it was my mistake and regret it. I am very sorry and promise not to make a similar mistake in the future. I hope that everyone could give me another chance.”
“I will also pay for the medical expenses (of the injured dogs),” he stated.
Meanwhile, Johor Bahru North acting chief Fariz Ammar Abdullah said a police report regarding the incident had been lodged at 3pm on March 27.
“Earlier, the department’s investigating officer had completed taking down the suspect’s statement. The decision was to charge the suspect.”
He said the prosecution will be conducted by an officer from the Johor Veterinary Services Department.
The suspect was set to be charged under Section 29 (1) (e) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 that is punishable by a fine of between RM25,000 and RM100,000 or imprisonment up to 3 years or both upon conviction.
Watch the apology video below:
Posted by Braden Yap on Thursday, March 30, 2023
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