Shocking video of python eating puppy infuriates Twitter (VIDEO, GRAPHIC)
The video originated on Chinese social network Weibo, stunning the site’s users and prompting them to call for the person responsible to be punished.
It soon spread to Twitter, generating horrified responses from those who clicked into the footage.
Someone just shared a video on Facebook of a python about to eat a puppy. I'm deleting my account.— Roemello White (@IAmRoemello4) March 20, 2016
Just watched a vid of a python eating a puppy. #ScarredForLife— Tim Nguyen (@timvpnguyen) March 21, 2016
The person who made the video of a damn Python eating a puppy; satan is waiting for you.— Layden McDaniel (@LaydenMcDaniel) March 21, 2016
Someone had shared a video of a little puppy getting attacked and then ate by a Python and it has genuinely ruined my week and possibly life— euan burnett (@Pea__) March 20, 2016
Disturbed viewers across the globe have been condemning the footage and many are calling for the golden python’s owner to be prosecuted for animal cruelty.
Although only six seconds in length, the video is long enough to anger animal lovers. The footage cuts off before the puppy is eaten on camera, however the short recording shows the python grabbing the small brown puppy by its face before coiling its body around the tiny canine.
I hate humankind why on earth would you feed a python a PUPPY— Queen $osa♔ (@samisosv) March 20, 2016
I just watched a video of a python eating a little puppy.— Scar (@ScarlettMychala) March 20, 2016
Needless to say I am crying my eyeballs out.
So I just saw a video of a python eating a puppy on Facebook and it literally ruined the rest of my day like wtf is wrong with people— lane (@LPhinn7) March 20, 2016
The most disturbing thing I've seen in my entire life was that puppy being eaten by that Python. That man..Is a demon in the form of a human— ~JASVIN~ (@Jasvinnnnn_21) March 19, 2016
Feeding a dog to the python is a crime in China, according to Xie Yan, an Associate Professor of Zoology in the Chinese Academy of Sciences who spoke to Sina.com.
China heavily regulates the import and export of golden pythons. Owners who want to keep the snake as a pet need individual approval from the State Forestry Administration.