Dog killed, skin chained to owners’ door in gruesome animal murder
Salih Girgin came face to face with the skin of his dog chained to the door of his house as he was preparing to leave in the morning. DHA PhotoAn attacker in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri has slaughtered a hunting dog, before stripping its skin and putting it in front of the owners’ door in a gruesome new case of animal murder.
The owner, a 65-year-old retired worker named Salih Girgin who lives in the rural Tomarza district, said he came face to face with the skin of his dog chained to the door of his house as he was preparing to leave in the morning.
Gendarmerie teams were sent to the area to investigate the incident. The motives of the murder are still unclear, but Girgin said the attack has caused a deep commotion in Tomarza. “Those who do such a thing to an animal will do the same to humans. We still can’t understand who and why they killed our dog,” Girgin said.
This new incident caps a year in which many instances of animal murder and abuse have been reported in Turkish media. Last October, a group of lawyers and members of the Animals Right Commission uncovered acts of cruelty in a house in Istanbul where several dogs and cats were found slaughtered.
Earlier last summer, a woman was captured on security cameras kicking stray kittens to death. Another man was caught after beating a stray dog to death in Eskişehir.