Couple forces Dog to Drag Weights during his Walk

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If a dog owner forces his pup to drag weights during his walk, is that animal cruelty?

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“I just cried and cried,” “My stomach felt like a put was in it.” says Kathy Venegoni a St. Louis woman, after snapping a picture of dog owners doing just that.

“He’s just a puppy,” she explains. “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen cruelty before, but this was absolutely horrifying.”

Venegoni described the puppy as pulling “about 25 pounds worth of weights.”

Missouri law agrees with the owners. The state’s animal protection law allows “the training of dogs or use of equipment in training dogs.”

The Humane Society of Missouri says, unless the dog is severely underweight or injured, they cannot prevent what Venegoni captured on camera.

Do you think is illegal what dog owners did?

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