ON September 25, Euro Weekly News reported on a homeless man in Paris, who had his dog snatched off of him by French animal rights activist group “Cause Animale Nord”.
The video of the scene was immediately posted on the internet by a witness who said he was ‘shocked’ by what he saw. A petition, launched on change.org, is demanding an investigation into the operation of the Northern animal Cause Association. The petition has beaten audience records of 200,000 signatures in just 72 hours.
The recording reveals two members of the activist group who are shown subduing the homeless man. During the segment, the man is seen wailing as he tries to get his dog back, before a 3rd member of the activist group grabs the puppy and runs off; after which the homeless man chases them while leaving all his possessions behind. With a crowd gathering, one woman hails at the activists, “You don’t have the right to do this!”
To justify this act of extreme violence, the activists allege that the homeless man is a ´Roma´ and that the animal was drugged. However, as of September 23, the dog was made available for adoption, and costs € 195, strange for an animal allegedly ‘drugged’ and which has also not been seen by a veterinarian.
The French animal rights group, Cause Animale Nord are facing a severe public backlash as nowhere in the group’s rules is it stated that they have the right to remove any animal without notice. However, that is what they did by attacking a homeless violently to take his pet.
Many people are demanding that sufficient evidence should be provided that the animal was drugged. The change.org petition states: “We demand that this animal is returned to its owner with compensation.”
The video which was posted online has received over 1.8 million views in 5 days.