A 28-year-old man was arrested for posting offensive material online after a video emerged of his dog, who had been trained to perform a Nazi salute upon hearing the phrase ‘sieg heil’.
The video, which was entitled “M8 yur dug’s a Nazi”, has amassed over one million views on YouTube since April 11 of this year – and features a pug dog called Buddha responding to anti-semitic calls as well as raising its paw when it hears the aforementioned Nazi chant.
The dog’s owner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was taken into custody in late April and appeared in court a day later.
The perpetrator spoke to the the Mail Online about the incident, saying:
“I’m freaked out because everyone’s going to actually think that I hate Jews now and I don’t at all. I’m kind of panicked about it.
“Honestly, I don’t hate anyone, the whole purpose of this was just to annoy my girlfriend.”
The video, which contains content that may offend some viewers, can be viewed below: