Teen Sparks Outrage After Hanging Dog on Clothes Line to Dry

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A cruel prank carried out by a teen in the Philippines has raised the hackles of animal lovers from around the globe, drawing fire from advocacy groups and prompting a coordinated multi-agency manhunt.

Jerzon Senador posted the above picture of his puppy on Facebook, saying that he decided to try hanging his dog on a clothesline because he was bored. The teen boasted that there was no way he would get into trouble for just “washing his dog.”

When animal lovers on Facebook saw Senador’s photo of the dog dangling in his back yard from five clothespins attached to its coat they were outraged: local animal rights groups were contacted, and the story made national television news in the Philippines. After the television appearance sparked a wave of criticism and threats, Senador decided take down the pictures. He posted an apology shortly thereafter. ‘To all animal lovers and to people all over the world please read this,’ he wrote.

‘I would like to ask for forgiveness for the wrong I’ve done against my dog. I hope you could forgive me and I promise it will never happen again.’

Reactions to his apology have been lukewarm at best, and many are still demanding justice, including the members of a new page on Facebook called ‘Jerzon Senador The Animal Abuser’.

‘Forgive? Never,’ wrote Melvin John Girado, who warned Senador that he was being hunted down by his college fraternity brothers.

The story caught the attention of the PETA, and the organization says it plans to investigate the matter. “We hope that Philippine prosecutors will take action and prosecute this young man,” said Peta legal officer Agnes Tam. “This is not child’s play, this is blatant animal cruelty.”

Jerzon Senador

PETA, local police and other animal rights groups have collectively joined the hunt for Senador. According to his Facebook page, the teen is located in a suburb south of Manila. In the Philippines, cruelty to animals is punishable by up to two years in jail. Just last month a local student was fined £28 and given two months of community service for killing a cat.

84 thoughts on “Teen Sparks Outrage After Hanging Dog on Clothes Line to Dry”

  1. At least he asked for forgiveness and took the picture down. Most people that act cruel to animals have NO SOUL, to me he does have one, just made a bad decision.

    • I agree… Cruelty by STUPIDITY does not beget cruelty in the knowing! Because I was bored is a COMMON teenage comment. Does he deserve a LIFE SENTENCE as a criminal. NO I don’t believe that he does! Does he deserve to make restituton ABSOLUETLY… 1,000 hours at an animal shelter should do the trick for me!

  2. OK, since this has been made globally public, this boy has been reduced to a sobbing mess. I regularly see evil people doing the most vile and vicious things to animals, the latest a woman and her 2 children torturing and beating 2 kittens, one to death. The point is, I do not believe this boy did this out of hatred or anger. He is just a stupid person, who thought it was funny and made a hell of a bad decision. The puppy was not hurt, and he has for sure learned his lesson. SometimesI tihnk the Internet Hate Machine overdoes on steroids.

      • Puppies and kittens are built to be carried that way by their mother. It doesn’t hurt them.

        I imagine a mother picking them up with their teeth would hurt a lot more than a clothes hanger.

          • and plus theyre built to be carried by THEIR MOTHERS not by clothespins which you know have to be pinching very tightly to hold the puppy’s weight for an extended period of time.

        • Those are not ordinary clothes pins, Matthew. Those are industrial clamps. And puppies and kittens are not carried by their mother by the skin of their back. Look at the curl of the puppy’s front feet and his rear legs splayed, tail up and protruding. He is in pain and probably going into shock from it. This kid needs to find something productive to do. There are a lot of neighborhoods in the States where his peers would take care of him for doing stuff like this. Maybe in the P.I., too. Just hoping.

        • inn response to matthew, yes puppies and kittens do get carried by their mothers similar to this, they are carried by the nape of the kneck and yes it does not hurt them if done right, but as you can see in the pic, he has the puppy hanging by clothes pins and the clothes pins are clearly clipped all the way down his back close to his tail, so yes they do have feeling of pain when that is done to them…

    • Well whatever was in his mind, now with all the concerns from normal people, if he is not a bad guy he will know that his behavior were not accepted, and if he is a bad guy he will think twice before acting baddly again. One way or the other the people’s indgnation will help to stop him. So I don’t see why people is ungry about the indgnation of others! Whatever retaliation he is getting from others was created by him self, so chiili out people. Where you like it or not people have the right to be concerned of such cruel behavior.

    • Hang that boy by his hair with five clothes pin then come back and tell us the puppy didn’t feel any pain… that it didn’t whimper in pain while that epitome of stupidity was hanging that helpless cration of God. I agree he is stupid.. but I don’t agree the puppy was not hurt.. not brutally hurt maybe but hurt just the same.

    • Pray Tell………….How do you know the smart ass was reduces to tears? and, unless you are a vet or a vet tech how do you know the puppy did not endure any pain, bruising or other injuries? Again, Do you know him Kate? and how do you know that he “learned his lesson”? What lesson did he learn? not to publish his torture of small animals? The authorities need to remove this puppy from the home A.S.A.P.

    • Kate if you feel like he made a bad decision, they why don’t you search his name on facebook, looks like to me, he knew excatly what he was doing, and he is just getting started, it is like he is playing on this with all smiles and no regrets. So when you say he has been reduced to a sobbing mess, maybe you know him personally and that is why you can make that statement or maybe you just want to believe he has been reduce to that.. for whatever reason if you search him on facebook and see how many pages he has you would be shocked and they all have something to do with him hanging this puppy and they have even resorted to posting a pick of it but on with his smiling face in place of the puppies… so yes i can totally see where he is just a sobbing mess, and sure he looses alot of sleep over his actions…. GET A CLUE!!

  3. You actually think because he said he was sorry that he MEANT it? The only thing different that he will do next time is not post the pictures. This child is sick…he tortures (YES, that is torture to the poor pup) an innocent helpless creature because he’s BORED??? Tell him to read an effing book instead….future murderer here….

    • Yes, it is torture for sure!!! I can image this poor baby screaming with pain when he was being hanged for the skin , do u ever pinch yourself with ONE clothespin?? It hurts like hell!! And the baby face just can express pain , poor baby, i would love to be there and hang this imbecile from his penis!!!!

      • If he was “screaming in pain”, you’d see it in the pictures.

        Don’t get me wrong, I have a huge soft spot for animals, puppies especially, but some of you people are just a little overkill.

        • Oh. Soft spot you say? I guess you would do the same for your dog. Let’s see you bath your dog and hang him to dry. Just want to get where you are at.

        • Oh please, when a mother carries a puppy , the pupies weight less than 2 pounds and the skin is very loose, this one weight at least 8 pounds , so thats mean the poor puppy skin is holding all this weight …..and if u ever got pinch for a clothespin IT REALLY HURTS , it is not a joke, is very mean…..by the way, when the mothers carry their babies, they didnt use the teeth, they use the strengh of the jaws and they carry their babies VERY soft, like mothers does….

        • not overkill matthew..indignant.. it may not be screaming.. it was whimpering.. you should know that if you have been with them long enough..and what is more heartbreaking than a whimper.. a mother’s gentle mouth is not the same as atight pinch of a clothes pin.

        • many, MANY things start off small dude…if you don’t catch it when it’s small and squash it, then the chances of it happening again is sliiiim to uh….. ZERO!

    • You might want to read the book “Some we love, Some we hate, Some we EAT by Hal Herzog”. On page 33 of the book you will read studies done by Emily Patterson-Kane and Heather Piper. Their study involved analyzing two dozens of research reports of childhood cruelty among extremely violent men (serial killers, sexual abusers, school shooters, rapists, and murderers) and males with no history of violence(normal adults, college students). They found 35% of violent offenders had been childhood animal abusers, but so had 37% of the males in the “NORMAL” control group. Another study was by Suzanne Goodney Lea, a sociologist, that obtained similar results. She studied the backgrounds of 570 young adults, 15% of whom had history of animal abuse. She found that children who got in fights, lied habitually, used weapons, or set fires did tend to become violent adults. Animal cruelty, however, did not predict later aggresive behavior. Fact is that childhood animal abuse is more common than is generally recognized. He who had not hurt a single animal not just dogs, cats, or tortured insects/lizards cast the first stone.

      I am an animal lover. I am a Pescetarian, meaning I only eat meat that comes from the water. I do not like seeing an animal getting abused. I am not saying what this kid had done is right. He do deserves to be punish but not to the extent that everyone (PETA, and this kid Melvin John Girardo and his fraternity?) had been demanding or threaten to do to this kid. I also do not like how media is treating this. Have you guys watch the documentary by National geographic channel titled “And Man Created Dog”. There you will see a man named Randy Grim TRYING to help abandoned and abused dogs all over St. Louis, MO but mostly in East St. Louis. There you will see/read much more horrondeous animal cruelty and yet I have not heard PETA ask the city of St. Louis to go after those people or a fraternity pledging to go after to those people. Want to know why, because the area where Randy Grim tries to help these dogs are in a gang area. Not convenient and local police won’t even try to go just to help dogs. Also because this it is not news worthy, unlike this story where a picture was posted in freaking A “Facebook”.

      The kid asked for an apology already and admitted what he did was wrong. Much more than what you’ll get/hear from a lot of convicted animal abusers I see in “Animal Cops”. Actually those people still do insist that they have not done anything wrong to the animals, who were once in their custody. All I am saying is that punishment should fit the crime.

      • I don’t know where you got your facts from but, you are wrong! Read:
        In association with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
        Why it Matters
        71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32% reported their children had hurt or killed animals.
        68% of battered women reported violence towards their animals. 87% of these incidents occurred in the presence of the women, and 75% in the presence of the children, to psychologically control and coerce them.
        13% of intentional animal abuse cases involve domestic violence.
        Between 25% and 40% of battered women are unable to escape abusive situations because they worry about what will happen to their pets or livestock should they leave.
        Pets may suffer unexplained injuries, health problems, permanent disabilities at the hands of abusers, or disappear from home.
        Abusers kill, harm, or threaten children’s pets to coerce them into sexual abuse or to force them to remain silent about abuse. Disturbed children kill or harm animals to emulate their parents’ conduct, to prevent the abuser from killing the pet, or to take out their aggressions on another victim.
        In one study, 70% of animal abusers also had records for other crimes. Domestic violence victims whose animals were abused saw the animal cruelty as one more violent episode in a long history of indiscriminate violence aimed at them and their vulnerability.
        Investigation of animal abuse is often the first point of social services intervention for a family in trouble.
        For many battered women, pets are sources of comfort providing strong emotional support: 98% of Americans consider pets to be companions or members of the family.
        Animal cruelty problems are people problems. When animals are abused, people are at risk.
        Did You Know?
        More American households have pets than have children. We spend more money on pet food than on baby food. There are more dogs in the U.S. than people in most countries in Europe – and more cats than dogs.
        A child growing up in the U.S. is more likely to have a pet than a live-at-home father.
        Pets live most frequently in homes with children: 64.1% of homes with children under age 6, and 74.8% of homes with children over age 6, have pets. The woman is the primary caregiver in 72.8% of pet-owning households.
        Battered women have been known to live in their cars with their pets for as long as four months until an opening was available at a pet-friendly safe house.

  4. Does anyone know if the puppy is ok, or how long he had to hang there? Poor little guy looks terrible. How sad and senseless that such an adorable and innocent puppy has to be exposed to the cruelty of humans…

  5. Thoughtless And. Stupid . They should AlSo hAng him on the Clothes line by his hAir So he’ll know what tHat little hElpless puppy went through.

  6. Philippines? Wow, idiots are everywhere. Take this puppy away from this kid.. first, FIND him… and then teach this kid a big big lesson with some community service where he may learn how to live in this world with compassion.

    • Yeah idoits are everywhere, not just in the philippines.. “Those who has’nt sin cast the first stone”, you may have not posted something stupid in facebook nor hang a puppy on a clothes line, but for sure you have done something stupid once in your life, the only diffrence is, people are not judging you for your stupidity. I bet you havent even got humiliated in worldwide tv and on the internet. And for a kid who done something stupid that “started the whole world living” he just realised “that the joke was on him”..


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