This is the horrifying moment people in China round up the bodies of dead dogs, which are put into the back of a truck due to unfounded fears that pets can spread coronavirus.
In the video, shared by animal right's activists on Weibo, bloodied dog corpses are seen in the back of a red vehicle, looking as if they have died from blunt force trauma.
There are also chains and a spade visible in the back of the open-topped truck.
According to the caption with the video, killing pets is illegal and "crazy".
The concerned animal lover from Nanchong Missing Animal Aid Group wrote: "Use light and shadow to protect the ecological environment. Crazy killing dogs and cats across the country, killing innocent people.
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"This extreme atrocity is already illegal!"
Tragically, there have also been reports of cats and dogs being thrown from apartment buildings by terrified civilians who think they spread coronavirus.
Officials also warned residents to "deal with" their pets and keep them inside, or else risk them being exterminated.
Disturbing footage also showed a dog owner hang their pooch from their balcony with a harness– in a misguided attempt to get the animal some fresh air amid the strict coronavirus quarantine.
However, despite rampant fears there is no scientific evidence that dogs or cats can spread the disease.
Humane Society International, an animal welfare organisation, said: “The advice by the World Health Organisation that there is no evidence dogs and cats can be infected with the virus, needs to be heard throughout China.”
Coronavirus has now killed more than 2,000 people in China and infected more than 75,000 globally.
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