An Australian man has been jailed for 10 years for the video he made of a dog with an assault rifle.
The man, whose identity has not been released, was jailed for five years for a similar offence in 2012, the ABC reports.
The video, which has since been deleted, showed the dog with what appeared to be a shotgun, charging at the viewer, who had to pull back to protect himself.
The footage was viewed by many as a sign of how quickly dogs and guns can become a tool of warfare, and sparked a backlash against the animal rights group that had launched a petition calling for the dog’s death to be banned.
An online petition calling on the Australian government to ban the dog was signed by more than 5,000 people, according to the ABC.
The petition has now been signed by over 2,000.
In December, a man in the United Kingdom was sentenced to four years in prison for possessing a firearm in the presence of a child, after he was seen with a firearm at the home of a 10-year-old girl.
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