The Flaming Vegan

A Vegan and Vegetarian Blogging Extravaganza

Video: Did This CEO Really Get Caught Abusing a Dog in an Elevator?
Facebook Tweet Google+ Pinterest Email More Sharing Options

Video: Did This CEO Really Get Caught Abusing a Dog in an Elevator?

You never know who is watching you when you think you’re alone. Desmond Hague is a shocking case that proves even though animals can’t talk, justice for them can come out in the strangest ways.

Desmond Hague, a former CEO, was witnessed entering an elevator in Vancouver with a Doberman pinscher, before shockingly kicking it numerous times and yanking the poor pet’s collar so hard that it was lifted in the air.

Hague was supposed to be pet-sitting the dog for his friend, and he probably never imagined in his wildest dreams that footage of the highly disturbing scene would end up in the public eye. It was initially aired on Global News last month. Officials at the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals claimed they discovered the tape from a concerned citizen, and the video resulted in calls from people wanting to boycott Hague’s company: Centreplate, a catering business that has previously joined forces with over 300 event venues all across the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

Since the incident, Hague has apologized for his behaviour, which he deemed to be very out of character. This was not enough, however. Thanks to pressure from people on social media who were horrified by the incident, Hague was forced to resign from his position. According to an article on Fox News, the chairman of the board, Joe O’ Donnell, stated that the company does not condone or overlook the abuse of animals.

This sort of behaviour should not be tolerated in society and it’s great to see a company stand up against animal abuse. The poor dog, who was taken into SPCA custody, was said to be doing well after the harrowing incident. Its owner was allowed to appeal to have the dog returned to him/her.

 

*Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons

More about news, abuse, animal, Hague, Desmond
Healthy Snacks Delivered Monthly

Leave a Comment

  1. Support
    Support
    What an unfortunate story! Thanks for sharing, Giulia! We've pinned it to our "Veg News!" Pinterest board.
    Log in to reply.
    1. Giulia Simolo
      Giulia Simolo
      Yes, really horrible how people can be so cruel to animals.
      Log in to reply.
  2. Rainbow Plant Based Cook
    Rainbow Plant Based Cook
    I do not like to see any person or animal abused! Voted +1
    Log in to reply.
    1. Giulia Simolo
      Giulia Simolo
      I'm the same! Thanks for the vote.
      Log in to reply.
      1. Rainbow Plant Based Cook
        Rainbow Plant Based Cook
        Your welcome!
        Log in to reply.

Explore

Connect with The Flaming Vegan

Sign Up to Vote!

10 second sign-up with Facebook or Google

Already a member? Log in to vote.