Monday, April 27, 2020, 14:37 Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado: “The closed military zone order may permit violating personal freedom, but not violation of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Law.” The veterinarian who treated the dog reported a “long, deep, festering wound between one and two days old.” Border policemen are suspected of causing the abuse.
On Wednesday, April 22, Neriya Zarog was distanced from Kumi Ori for several days. When he returned home he discovered that his dog had been tightly chained for two days and that the chain had severely injured the dog’s neck. Zarog called a veterinarian to treat the dog. However the border policemen at the site prevented him from entering Kumi Ori in his vehicle. He was forced to walk and therefore could not bring a sizable portion of his equipment.
The veterinarian: “Approximately 500 meters from the site the border police stopped me and would not allow me to treat the dog because he was chained in a ‘closed military zone’. Following repeated requests I received authorization to enter on foot only.
“I brought the limited amount of equipment that I was able to carry. When I arrived I found the dog in a hysterical state which did not allow me to approach him. Around his neck a metal chain was very tightly wound and at the end of the chain there was a shackle which had torn the skin on both sides of his neck. Every pull exacerbated the wound.”
The dog was sedated with a tranquilizer dart and the veterinarian succeeded in removing the metal shackle from the dog’s neck after quite some time.
Veterinarian treating Zarog’s dog; Video credit: Kumi Ori
Neriya Zarog described the injury: “We came home to see how our equipment had been damaged and we saw that our dog was in serious condition. The border police had chained him in a way that caused a hole in his throat. It was a disgrace to see something like that. We had to call a veterinarian to sedate and treat him. We demand prosecution of the perpetrators to the full extent of the law.”
Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado sent a letter to the Public Complaints Officer of the Border Police demanding that the incident be examined and conclusions reached for the future.
See here for previous posts about Neriya Zarog and house destruction in Kumi Ori.