Man Ties Puppy’s Muzzle Shut To Stop Barking, Then Brags About It
Matt McMichael, a man from Eugene, Oregon, tied his girlfriend's puppy's muzzle shut with a zip tie due to excessive barking. He posted a picture of the dog on social media, which went viral and sparked outrage. Animal rights activists flooded authorities with complaints, but no charges were filed as the investigation revealed that the zip tie was loose-fitting and the dog showed no signs of mistreatment. However, McMichael faced backlash, including threats and calls for vigilante justice. Authorities encouraged him not to post such pictures and handed the case over to animal control. The incident highlights the importance of proper channels for addressing concerns rather than relying on public opinion.