In a country where the horse is king, the following video has caused an outpouring of outrage. Two men were filmed violently striking a horses forehead and laughing. The horse, which is tied to a post, collapses on its front legs and groans in agony.
Observers.france24 The video has gone viral since it was posted at BNI last week, prompting many Saudis to call for the men to be brought to justice.
Shocked internet users have created the hashtag #??????_?????_?????? (“punishment for the horses torturers”).
TRANSLATION for below tweet: Ive never seen a horse hit a human being tied up and without reason. But I just saw a human hitting a tied-up horse just for fun. Whos the real animal between the two?
Its even more shocking given the horse is a very respected and pampered animal here, said the Emir Abdelaziz Ben Saad Ben Jouli is a horse breeder in the Al-Ahsa region in the countrys east.
Ive put my telephone number on Twitter, asking people who have any information about these individuals to come forward so that the police can arrest them. I was appalled when I saw the video. I cant understand how anyone can treat a horse or any other animal with such cruelty.I have already contacted a lawyer in order to launch legal proceedings against these people. All I want is for them to be sent to prison so that they understand the gravity of their actions and, above all, serve as a warning for others.This act is even more incomprehensible given that the horse, especially the pure-bred Arabian, is a very respected and pampered animal here. This animal played a major role in the unification of Saudi Arabia [King Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabias first monach, and his men criss-crossed the country on the back of this type of horse as they fought to unite the country at the beginning of the 20th century].