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Animal coach Kang Hyung-wook weighs in on latest canine biting incident


CCTV footage exhibits an eight-year-old baby being bitten by a canine in an house advanced parking zone in Ulsan, South Gyeongsang, on July 11. [SCREEN CAPTURE]

 
Animal coach and tv persona Kang Hyung-wook expressed his ideas on Monday over the latest incident of an 8-year-old baby getting bitten by a neighbor’s canine.
 
Kang uploaded a screenshot of CCTV footage of the incident to his Instagram account on Monday, with the caption studying “My coronary heart aches.” The screenshot exhibits a scene from the canine chew incident, which came about at about 1:20 p.m. on July 11 in an house parking zone in Ulsan.
 
The CCTV footage, uploaded on a web based group by the household of the 8-year-old sufferer, confirmed the sufferer working away from the canine. The sufferer subsequently fell down and was attacked by the canine for greater than two minutes, till a supply driver who was passing by intervened and eliminated the canine from the sufferer.
 
The 119 emergency workforce, which was dispatched after receiving stories from close by residents, transported the sufferer — who was bleeding from the neck and limbs — to a hospital shortly afterwards. The emergency workforce additionally captured the canine that was wandering across the scene of the incident and handed it over to the deserted canine safety middle.
 
“The kid was mendacity flat on his again along with his legs and arms stretched out and blood was flowing throughout,” mentioned the supply driver who rescued the sufferer. “The canine was not simply biting the kid however actually shaking his physique.”
 
“The media has reported that there was no life-threatening wound left by the canine, however there was,” the daddy of the sufferer mentioned. “If it hadn’t been for the supply driver, our son might have died on the spot.”
 
The sufferer has since undergone surgical procedure on his neck, legs and arms and is presently being hospitalized.
 
The police are investigating the canine’s proprietor, a person in his 70s, who’s a resident of an house close to the place the incident came about.
 
The police requested that the canine be euthanized, saying there’s a excessive danger the canine might trigger one other critical accident, however the prosecution rejected the request, citing the necessity for additional data.
 
The police plan to once more request the canine be euthanized.
 
Kang Hyung-wook has on a number of events expressed his views in relation to canine chew accidents.
 
After a deadly canine chew incident in Namyangju, Gyeonggi, that came about in Might final 12 months, Kang made a press release on a KBS program known as “Canines are Fantastic.”
 
“It is extremely unhappy to see the sufferer being dragged away by the canine,” Kang mentioned on the time. “As an animal coach, I feel I ought to say that problematic canines may be rectified by means of coaching, however as a coach with the general public affect that I’ve, I ought to strongly say that we have now no alternative however to euthanize canines if they’re raised this fashion.
 
“Native governments ought to by no means make selections based mostly on public response,” Kang continued.
 
“Issues like these occur on a regular basis,” mentioned Kang. “As an individual who works on this discipline, I hear plenty of tales that aren’t even uncovered by the media. We’ve got to consider what is true and the way we must always elevate canines sooner or later.”

BY JANG GU-SEUL [lim.jeongwon@joongang.co.kr]



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