The man has been ordered to clean the zoo for four hours for 90 days
Dubai: The Emirati man who uploaded a video showing a live cat being fed to his pet dogs has been ordered to clean Dubai Zoo for four hours every day, it was announced on Wednesday.
The punishment was ordered by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, a day after the man and his two employees were arrested by Dubai Police at a farm.
On Tuesday, Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, said the men were referred to the relevant authorities to take legal action.
“After orders from Dubai Police Chief, we identified the man behind this horrible act and arrested him for torturing the cat. The Emirati man was the one who fed the cat to the dog while the other two recorded the incident on video. It’s a savage behaviour and a strange behaviour in our society,” Major-General Al Mansouri said.
He said that Cyber Crimes Department watched the video on social media and Dubai Police decided to assist in catching the men behind the video after it went viral.
The shocking video, that shows a man holding a live cat in a cage and feeding it to two dogs, outraged residents and officials from different departments have reacted with horror and launched a hashtag, condemning the incident.