Spanish animal rights activists have released this footage of dog being restrained in the street by a man until it is reportedly suffocated to death while two policewomen standby and watch.
Activists claimed the incident was animal abuse and have demanded the names of the two police officers who arrived on the scene as the dog was being suffocated in Mediona in the eastern Spanish province of Barcelona on 28th November.
According to the city council, which is investigating the case, the dog jumped over a fence when it saw another dog walking past with its owner and attacked them both.
A local off-duty police officer and neighbours helped restrain the dog and up to four people can be seen sitting on it in the video while it is tied up and muzzled.
The cop then called for backup and two officers arrived at the scene as a man in a blue jacket lies on top of the dog.
A man in black jacket then appears to be standing on the animal’s neck.
The video then shows the dog, which is believed to be a dangerous breed, convulsing on the ground as the two cops look on.
The homeowner from where the dog escaped said that it was not his pet and that he recently found it on the street and took it in.
The Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) political party said the animal died of suffocation and has reported the incident to the local authorities.
The city council said they do not yet know who the dog’s owner is or if it was fitted with a microchip.
The Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) has also opened an investigation into the incident.
So far no arrests have been made.