Two men are being prosecuted at Skaraborg District Court for having strangled a dog to death and thus subjected it to suffering.
In connection with a drug investigation, the police searched one of the accused men’s mobile phones – and found a film of the two men and some other unknown people torturing a dog.
In the preliminary investigation, the police describe how the men tighten a strap around a small Pinscher dog’s neck and hold it up in the air.
The dog is bloody and seemingly lifeless in the film. Then, it is put in a plastic bag.
The men deny crimes and claim in interrogation that the dog had to be killed for various reasons. The older of the two says that the dog was sick and in pain.
He wanted to make sure that it really died and says he therefore “put the knife to the dog’s neck”.