A puppy, that was found by a group of workers at a construction site in Turkey with its ears cut off, is getting used to his new life at a local veterinary facility in the province of Bursa. The young dog was bleeding from the head when teams from the municipal veterinary institution were sent to the scene and immediately took it in for surgery.
A woman was captured on security cameras kicking to death stray kittens and was caught in August by police in Istanbul. Another man in Eskişehir was captured beating to death a stray dog.
This has led to animal rights activists urging the government to change the legislation that labels dogs as ‘goods’ rather than ‘living’.
This essentially means if something is found to have beaten, or even killed a dog, it would be classed as damaging ‘property’ and could see the assailant let off with a fine.