Man accused of biting his guide dog at shopping mall in Scotland
24/02/2005 5:40:00 AMPrinter-friendly page
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - A partially sighted man who allegedly bit his guide dog on the head and kicked it has been charged with animal cruelty, Scottish police said Thursday.
An eyewitness reported seeing the 34-year-old bite the Labrador and kick it repeatedly at a shopping mall in Edinburgh on Feb. 8, a spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Police said. Officers arrested the suspect on Feb. 10 and charged him with animal cruelty and a breach of the peace, the spokeswoman said. She refused to name the man and didn't give a date for an expected court appearance.
Police took the eight-year-old dog into protective care and handed it to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
And people want my pitbull banned!