YouTuber arrested for tying dog to balloons and sending into the air
"It was the wrong content that has gone out."
A Youtuber has been arrested after making a video of him tying his pet dog to balloons and sending it floating into the air.
Indian YouTuber Guarav - who has four million subscribers - was detained after attaching his pet dog 'Dollar' to hydrogen balloons.
Footage shows the poor pooch being sent flying into the air soon colliding with a balcony.
Gaurav, 31, shows little remorse and is seen laughing at the dog's expense.
He was detained under sections 188, 269, 34 of the Animal Cruelty Act and caused widespread outrage with his actions on May 21.
People for Animals, one of India’s largest animal welfare organisations, had raised concerns after seeing the cruel footage.
The vlogger has 4.15 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
Delhi | YouTuber Gaurav Sharma arrested for cruelty to an animal after he posted a video on social media where he floated up a pet dog in the air by tying hydrogen balloons on its back, risking its life: DCP South Atul Thakur
(Pic-Screengrab of the video) pic.twitter.com/jYHKUjMdG3
— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2021
Atul Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for south Delhi said Gaurav has been detained after risking an animal's life by filming a video.
"He has been arrested on the charges of animal cruelty by risking pert dog’s life via video making," he said.
Gaurav had apologised and said he'd taken all the precautionary measures before sending the pet pooch into the air.
"I admit my mistake, but I personally had taken all the safety measures before flying the video," he said.
"I love my pet like my child. It was the wrong content that has gone out."