Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cleveland: Dogs Tied to Railroad Tracks: Reward offered after man ties dogs to railroad tracks and films two of them getting hit and killed by train

Police in Cleveland, Ohio are searching for a suspect who tied three dogs to railroad tracks and videoed a train run them over.

Two of the dogs were killed by the passing train, while another managed to lie down under the carriage and survive.

A $5,000 reward has been offered by the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after PETA Director Martin Mersereau suggested whoever tied the animals to the tracks could 'pose a serious threat to all animals — including humans.'

A CSX bridge monitor witnessed from a distance the dog being tied to the tracks and someone appearing to take photographs or video of it.

Arriving too late to save all three of the dogs, the worker released the third animal but could not find the man who had been filming the restrained pets being run over.

The disturbing act of torture occurred last Friday evening on a secluded area of railroad tracks near to University and Scranton roads in the affluent suburb of Tremont in Cleveland. Read More