David Mortari, a US Marine from Monroe, Washington, was a nobody until Tuesday, March 4th, 2008, but he is finally getting his 15 minutes of fame, which is really infamy in this case.
The marine in question is shown, in a video that was posted on Youtube.com, allegedly tossing a cute little puppy off of a cliff to its death. That’s right, this US soldier tosses a dog, only weeks old, off of a cliff to its death onto the rocks below.
The puppy could be heard yelping as it flew through the air until it crashed onto the rocks below and bounced, then hitting even more rocks.
Youtube quickly removed the video from its site as soon as the disturbing nature of the video was learned. However, thousands of Youtube surfers viewed the video before it was removed.
Since then, other Youtube members have reposted the video, and Youtube has apparently decided that a video of a US soldier tossing a dog off of a cliff to its death is okay remaining on its site.
Editor’s note 6/19/2015: Since the original posting I have had to repost the uncut vid on many different video hosting sites, but none of them will keep the uncut version online. Because of that I have decided to post the censored version because a censored version is better than no version at all.
The original real question was whether the video was real or whether it was a hoax. The puppy is shown being held by the marine by the scruff of its neck and does not appear to move, which could mean that the puppy may have already been dead before it was thrown off the cliff.
But the puppy may also have been alive before being cruelly tossed to its death. Since the incident occurred, the United State Marine Corps. has determined that the video is, in fact, legitimate.
A US Marine Corps spokesman stated that an investigation has been initiated into the incident and hinted that the marine in question will be punished.
The incident was believed to have been filmed while the marine was stationed in Iraq, but he is now stationed in Hawaii. Although his name is not being released by the Marine Corps., many bloggers have identified him as Mortari.
The first video is the disturbing video in question. Do not watch it if you are at all squeamish.
The second video was CNN’s report of the incident and showed only portions of the video with the more disturbing sections deleted. However, CNN also chickened out in showing even a limited version of the video, so there is now no 2nd video.
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