Police seize endangered dog
Zurich police have taken a young dog into protective custody after a video went viral of man trying to silence the animal by grabbing it by its throat.
The video was shot at the Wollishofen tram stop. The dog was barking and the man was filmed hitting it and forcibly closing its mouth.
The man was reported to the police who have now taken the dog to an animal shelter where it has also been checked by a vet.
Investigations are continuing and the man has the right to appeal.