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Puppy Dunked In 'Cruel' Ice Bucket Challenge

Tuesday 26th August 2014

The RSPCA is investigating after a man appeared to dunk a puppy into a freezing cold bowl of water in the cruellest Ice Bucket Challenge yet.

In a video posted online, the dog can be seen trying to wriggle free, then yelping as her owner dipped her into the ice water.

In the 19-second clip, the Londoner can he heard saying: "Here’s my dog and she’s doing the ice bucket challenge.

"She wants to nominate all the other dogs here. And all the cats as well, yeah."

He then turns to the puppy and says, "You ready?" before throwing her into the bucket with a surprising force.

The stunt is copying the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people film themselves being covered in ice cold water to raise money for charity.

Ben Williamson, a spokesperson for PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - told LBC: "This is ridiculous. Youngsters need to be taught that animals feel in the same way that humans do.

"People who are violent towards animals shows a worrying psychology."