Dog painted to look like a tiger causes outrage in Malaysia

A stray dog painted to look like a tiger in Malaysia has gone viral on the internet. The act has now caught the attention of animal rights groups.

Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia, a Malaysia Animal Association took to Facebook to urge people to come up with information about the dog so that the culprits could be arrested.

“A mystery reward awaits those who come forward with complete information on the incident,” translated text of the caption written by the animal rights group on Facebook read.

“The dog has to take a bath and have its coat shaved to get rid of all the chemicals. Sorry dog, remember the thug who did this to you,” a user commented.

This is not the first time a dog has been painted to make it look like a tiger.

Last year in November, farmers in Karnataka’s Malnad region coloured the fur of dogs to trick monkeys into believing they are tigers.