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Mackay man is shown physically abusing animal: Tyler Halliday caught on film hitting ex-partner’s dog

Sick footage shows a pet store employee attacking his girlfriend’s dog named Sprocket in a backyard cage – while the judge gives him a VERY appropriate punishment

  • Tyler Jay Halliday pleaded guilty to breach of duty of care after dog abuse
  • Video shows Boxer cringe in fear as Halliday kicks and punches him in the face
  • He will be forced to shovel dog poop as part of community service

Disgusting footage has surfaced showing a dog wincing in fear while a man intimidates and physically assaults him in a backyard cage.

Played in Mackay Magistrate Court on Tuesday, the video shows 22-year-old Tyler Jay Halliday attacking the Boxer cross named Sprocket on April 17 last year.

The dog belongs to Halliday’s former partner and was seen rolling away from the man in a “penalty pen” in Mackay’s backyard.

During his interview with RSPCA inspectors, Halliday, a former pet store clerk, said he was angry that Sprocket had dug a hole in the yard and claimed he wouldn’t normally hit the dog.

The videos show Halliday towering over Sprocket and raising his fist as the dog cringes in fear.

He then kicks the dog in the face before bending over and punching him on the nose.

The young man then locks Sprocket in the cage before spitting on him from the outside.

Other footage shows Halliday throwing an object through the cage at Sprocket as the terrified animal moves away from him.

Tyler Jay Halliday (pictured) was caught on video physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend's beloved Boxer, Sprocket

Tyler Jay Halliday (pictured) was caught on video physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s beloved Boxer, Sprocket

The RSPCA received a complaint last April and went to the Blacks Beach home to rescue the terrified dog.

Three days later, Sprocket was returned to its owner after she visited the RSPCA and told inspectors she broke up with Halliday.

When he showed the videos and photos in court, Halliday said his actions were “disgusting” and that he “shouldn’t have done it in the first place.” The courier post reported.

Magistrate James Morton sentenced Halliday to 100 hours of intercourse after pleading guilty to violating his duty of care.

The magistrate indicated that Halliday would be forced to scoop animal feces as part of his community service order.

Halliday (pictured) is seen kicking, punching, spitting and throwing objects at the dog in two videos released by the RSPCA

Halliday (pictured) is seen kicking, punching, spitting and throwing objects at the dog in two videos released by the RSPCA

Halliday (pictured) is seen kicking, punching, spitting and throwing objects at the dog in two videos released by the RSPCA

He must also pay $1603.60 in legal fees and $164.33 in vet fees.

He is not allowed to own an animal for five years, which is the maximum ban.

A conviction was not registered.

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