15 Jun '11, 9am

Fur flies over Philippine Facebook puppy pegger - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Animal rights activists and thousands of members of the public expressed outrage Wednesday over a photo on Facebook showing a puppy pegged to a clothes line in the Philippines. The photo was apparently posted by a young Filipino man on his Facebook account, where he initially ignored reprimands by pet lovers and boasted he would not be jailed for "washing" his dog. The photo showed a small puppy hanging by five plastic pegs to a clothes line. After going viral on the Internet, the link was picked up by animal rights activists, including the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which launched an investigation. "We hope that Philippine prosecutors will take action and prosecute this young man," PETA legal officer Agnes Tam told AFP. "This is not child's play, this is blatant animal cruelty." Tam said her organisation had asked police and their local counterpar...

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