DISTRESSING CONTENT: Police officer receives backlash for shooting dog in Spain

SENSITIVE footage goes viral after a police officer was seen shooting a local boy’s dog in the street in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday (December 18).
The incident occurred at approximately 12pm on Tuesday at the “plaza d’Espanya y la Gran Via” in Barcelona.
Footage of the events soon went viral and has since caused a social media storm.
According to Spanish media, the dog had allegedly attacked the police officer after he had asked for the owner’s identification for causing alarm amongst pedestrians.
The dog had reportedly started to bite the police officer on the arm and was demonstrating violent and aggressive behaviour.
According to the police officer, a shot was fired after the dog refused to cease the attack and the officer considered his personal safety to be at risk.
However, the “Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal (PACMA)” stated that they had received various testimonies that contrasted the original statement made by the police officer.
One version, that was repeated by several witnesses, stated that several police officers had tried to arrest the dog’s owner.
The dog allegedly became nervous and jumped on top of the police officer, resulting in the shot being fired.
PACMA has called for authorities to review the incident and formed a demonstration yesterday (Wednesday 19) in the “plaza Sant Jaume” to protest and demand that the officer in question is held accountable for the incident.

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