A defenceless puppy has had all its legs and its tail chopped off by a brute who left it for dead in a Turkish forest sparking national outrage.
Shocking images emerged online of the maimed animal in a case that has outraged the country and grabbed the political agenda ahead of next week’s elections.
The puppy, whose four paws and tail had been cut off, was found in a forest in the Sapanca district in the northwestern province of Sakarya and taken to a vet for treatment. The wounded animal died during surgery on Friday.
The case has emerged at the forefront of the country’s election agenda with both government officials and opposition politicians vowing to clamp down on such appalling abuse.