Investigation Into Video Of Marine Throwing Dog Off Cliff In Iraq

The United States Marine Corps is investigating one of its own after a YouTube video showed a Marine apparently throwing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq.

The Marine Corps called the video “shocking and deplorable and is contrary to the high standards we expect of every Marine.”

Marine spokesman Maj. Chris Perrine said the soldier in the video was believed to be based in Hawaii and he added, “We do not tolerate this type of behavior and will take appropriate action.”

The video looks like it was shot by a cell phone camera. The Marine holds the black and white puppy by the neck and says, “Cute little puppy, huh?”

He then throws the dog over the cliff and the Marine shrugs his shoulders while another Marine laughs and says “That’s mean. That was mean, Motari.”

Various blogs and sites have been speculating what is the Marine’s full name, and one of the Marine’s sources said there is a man with the name Motari that is at the Hawaii base, but it is not confirmed if that is him in the video.

It is also being questioned if the video is authentic. The video has been removed from YouTube because it violated content rules.

Perinne added, “Certainly there’s a lot of outrage and a lot of people are upset about it. I think every Marine is upset about this video. We will investigate and take appropriate action and make sure our Marine is safe as well. That is mistreatment of a puppy. That is a violation of anybody’s standards, and the Marine Corps sets extremely high standards.”

Here is a link to the disturbing video.

Source: ABC News, Fox News

(Thanks Stefani, Dennis and Kelly)

62 Responses to “Investigation Into Video Of Marine Throwing Dog Off Cliff In Iraq”

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  1. Buster says:

    Well, lovey-doves, suppose this Puppy-torturer GOT HOLD OF *YOUR* PET AND DID THE SAME THING . Would your “compassion” tune change?? VICTIMS deserve compassion, NOT PERPS. And Just remember, that CRIMINAL and his buddies are still loose.

  2. Dee says:

    Again, we don’t need this kind of mentality in our society. This asshole is like Michael Vick. He wouldn’t hesitate to abuse anyone that he perceives as weeker that him, elderly people, children, and women. He is sick, and we don not need him in our society, much less in our military, representing us to the world. FRY HIM!

  3. Hazel Chambers says:

    I strongly urge all of you to write the Marine address above….they evidently want to get comments…so lets give them some.

    I think it will help grease the skids this bum is on if we get lots of negative comments about him.

  4. shibadiva says:

    Thanks for the new Myspace information, Hazel.

    Did you even pick up a soupcon of Remorse in his whiny harangue? I’ll definitely write to the address you posted.

  5. Nora and Rufus says:

    Anyone who thinks that they will find their own salvation by forgiving murderers and torturers of the innocent - HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE? How about finding salvation by doing the right thing and taking up for and protecting the victims? All this misguided Salvation seeking self serving drivel makes me want to hurl.

  6. Cleo2u says:

    This sick piece of human trash will hopefully get what he deserves (by common ordinary people on the street if not by the marines). Its outrageous the stories we hear of what our “brave” men and women are doing in countries we’re supposed to be helping! No wonder the people there despise the US!
    From what I’ve seen, seems like they have waaaay too much free time to be abusing animals, people and surf the internet while they’re supposed to be working to aid/better a country. WHERE were their superiors while this was going on!! Obviously these children need someone to keep a constant eye on them!

    Is this what we’re paying them for?!!! It gets harder and harder to respect anyone in the military when you hear stories like this one!

    By the way…..all this outrage….did anyone THINK to go down and BURY the poor puppy?!

    Doesn’t make ya real proud to be an American at times like this!

  7. carlo says:

    These Marines are the biggest pussys I have seen in a long time. That was horrible. Being kicked out of the marines is not enough punishment for these losers. These Marines are stooping down to a level that is embarssing to Americans.

  8. Y2kyipee says:

    Hate is a very strong word! One that has started wars but never ended one. 90% of the comments here have deep hatred written all over them. That truly is a shame!
    I agree that these people need to be punished! not as marines but as human beings!
    The marines do not condone this behavior nor do they train them to hate. They train them to protect and to fight for our freedom.
    To display hate toward the mans family is bringing yourself down to the mans mentality toward the puppy! A complete disregard for kindness and compassion.
    This man family didn’t do anything except hope (like you and I) that our soldiers come home! I am sure they feel remorse and sadness even deeper then all of us for the actions of a family member!

    Hate the action! understand the reaction! and look for a solution!

  9. Jessica says:

    It is a shame that the bad apples of this war is tanting the rest. We want to remember the men and women who have fought so bravely have done it with honor, then you have these punks that abuse their situation in believing they can do anything they like. They REPRESENT the USA!! They may be over seas but they are still property of the USA and must be held accountable for their actions as they would on North American soil! And for that matter, further ivestigated for other alligations, if they would do this to a puppy what would they do to the children of Iran and Iraq?? I love animals but that is not the issue. It is principle, morals and judgment. And when you represent the American army you should do it with care and honor at ALL times!

  10. molly says:

    Someone should throw all of the marine’s involved in this horrific act off the same cliff and hope they survive with injuries that cause excruciating pain and suffering. Hopefully they will live for at least a week until the wild dogs and finally the buzzards eat their flesh and pluck their eyes while they go mad with the realization of what they have done and what I hope they have to look forward to.

  11. S Morris says:

    A completely dispicable act.

  12. Miller says:

    As a dog lover in the Army, I hated to see this video and also know it’s not the first or the last.

    I have had over 11 dogs so far, and will have another as soon as my husband decides what will work for us.

    You understand that all blame belongs to David Motari for throwing the dog.

    BUT just as stress in everyday work and problems at home cause emotional and physical diress, not every person can deal with the high stress, pressure and rapid repetition that war provides many soldiers that are not quipped with the support they should have either from home or from fellow soldiers. Even though this is an act that is disgusting, and immoral, don’t hate David Motari and absolutely don’t blame Marines for this. Thousands of servicemembers own a dog, or dogs, they agree with you that this is wrong, but people who do this to dogs should get punished and they need help, whether they are in the military or not.

    But, hating them for it doesn’t prove anything.

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