A Chinese man, Jacky Lo, who posted photos of a dog drowning while being “cleaned” in a washing machine, is now at it again. Lo says he came into possession of six stray dogs, and in a twisted online game, will methodically murder each dog if online users do not answer questions posted correctly.
According to The Straits Times, Jacky Lo first came into the media spotlight two weeks ago when he posted the disturbing photos of a puppy swirling around in a washing machine that had been turned on. The puppy can be seen attempting to swim for its life.
The caption on the photos read, “A super quick way to wash a dog: soak, clean and dry. All done. Clean and quick!” The words were accompanied by an emoji tag “feeling content.”
However, it appears that the dog did not make it through the ordeal; when asked what happened to the dog, Lo said it had died. After the first post, police in China opened an investigation against Lo for animal cruelty after nearly 20,000 people signed an online petition demanding action. Lo then updated his Facebook page to claim he was fleeing to China. However, his Facebook location tags show he was still in China as of his latest stunts.
The South China Morning Post reports that Lo outlined the twisted online game on Friday via his Facebook page.
“I have six stray dogs with me. I will ask a question every seven days. I will kill a dog if your answer is wrong, and release one if the answer is correct. The fate of the dogs will depend on you!”
The location and emotion tags on his page showed he was at Tuen Mun town centre when he made the post, feeling “fabulous.” After Lo’s most recent post locational tag showed he was still in China, people are demanding that police find Lo and charge him for animal cruelty. Rebecca Ngan Yee-ling, spokeswoman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said the group reported the latest Facebook comments, involving the twisted game to murder the dogs, to the police yesterday.
No word yet from the police on what actions they expect to take in this case. However, under Hong Kong law, animal cruelty offenses carry a maximum sentence of three years’ jail and a fine of HK$200,000 (S$32,600).
Facebook has since removed Jacky Lo’s Facebook page after the twisted game was revealed. However, it is unknown what Lo plans to do to the strays in his possession or if the game is being hosted elsewhere online.
What do you think the punishment should be for Jacky Lo when he is found? Is three years in jail enough for the cruel death of this dog and potential death of other strays in his possession?