‘Train­ing’ his grey­hound... by throw­ing it into icy sea

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY JEREMY ARM­STRONG

A MAN re­peat­edly hurls his grey­hound into a rag­ing sea in a cruel act that has baf­fled an­i­mal lovers.

Each time, the freez­ing dog was hauled back on a long leash, in what ap­peared to be an ex­treme train­ing ex­er­cise.

Three men were walking nine grey­hounds in Hartle­pool, Co Durham, shortly be­fore last week’s in­ci­dent. The RSPCA is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

John Stephen­son, of Grey­hound Res­cue North East, said: “Why on earth would any­one throw a dog into the sea like this in freez­ing cold con­di­tions? It is just stupid.”

Wayne Waithe, 59, of Nor­wich, got a six-week sus­pended jail term at the city’s mag­is­trates court for drown­ing his ter­rier in a river.

SHOCK­ING Help­less hound hurled into sea

FEAR Soak­ing grey­hound is hauled back out

SPLASH Dog is thrown back into wa­ter again

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