PARIS - A video recently uploaded to Facebook showing an animal rights group ripping a puppy from the hands of its homeless owner is igniting users online.
The video was uploaded in late September by Nghi Le Duc, and shows the animal rights group known as Cause Animale Nord in Paris take "violently, without pity" the homeless man's dog who can be heard crying as it's been tossed about in the hands of the activists.
The video, now viewed over 3 million times, has fired up viewers on social media as they tagged the group with their thoughts with the hashtag #CauseAnimaleNord.
The homeless man displayed more humanity & compassion by taking care of a puppy then #CauseAnimalNord who stole a puppy away from the man.— Ashley (@ashleytld) September 25, 2015
Nghi Le Duc said that he "was in shock" when he saw what was unfolding ahead of him.
Cause Animale Nord did respond to the post and social media backlash saying that the dog was used for begging.
The puppy, named Vegan by the organization, is now up for adoption and shown to be happy in her surroundings.