AVA investigates alleged animal abuse after video of man kicking husky goes viral

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is investigating on a case of alleged animal abuse after being informed of a case where a video caught a man hitting a husky at the back of a landed property.

Facebook User, Maimunah Mohadi uploaded his video of the incident on Monday morning and has since been shared over 10,000 times.

In two separate videos, the shirtless man is seen at the back of a house with three dogs, including a black and white husky on a leash. In the videos, the man can be seen slapping and kicking the husky.

Comments on the post were limited to Mr Mohadi’s friends and some had called for the dogs to be removed and for the man to be punished.

The dog owner featured in the video, Mr Alan Chiam posted on his Facebook account stating that he sincerely apologize for the seemingly harsh actions made during the discipline process.

In his clarification, he professed that during the whole process,  he had full control over the strength to make sure the Husky is not hurt.

Mr Chiam noted that this issue has created a distress to his family members due to harassment made through private messages and via social media platforms. He has since made a police report has been made to ensure safety to his family members.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) shared with media that it was first alerted to the video after a complaint was sent via its online portal on Monday morning and subsequently informed AVA.

In response to media queries, an AVA spokesman said it was investigating the case.

Mr Chiam in his post noted that AVA has visited his place and brought the Husky to SPCA for assessment checks for injuries. He added that AVA will be conducting X-Ray and routine checks on the dog and asked that his family members be left out of the matter as the case has been handled over to the authorities.