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Man Kicks Dog in Knee Hill Park ( London ): Do you recognize him?

October 18, 2010

Update & petition for administration of greatest punishment available can be found HERE.

A jobless thug has been exposed as the man filmed viciously kicking a puppy in a public park.

Arthur Kent, 24, was yesterday interviewed by police and the RSPCA after the appalling video appeared on the internet.

The dog was seen being kicked, dragged up a hill and hoisted up by its neck.

At one stage, it was kicked so hard it was lifted off the ground at Knee Hill Park, Abbey Wood, in South East London. Footage of the incident caused a public outcry.

But Kent, one of five children brought up by single mum Angela Jones on an estate in Bexleyheath, South London, was dismissive of the incident.

When friend Craig Connan called him, he answered: “Battersea Dogs Home.”

Kent, of nearby Welling, is understood to have handed himself in to police after the story was published in the Daily Mirror.

He was released without charge before RSPCA officials took over the case.

The puppy has since been seized from an address in Welling by police officers.


The RSPCA is appealling for people to identify the man (in the video below) responsible after he was caught on film kicking his dog in Knee Hill Park near Woolwich, in South London, on October 1.

This abuse should not be ignored, please help get this dog out of this situation by helping find the coward kicking the dog victim in the video. It makes me sad that the person behind the camera did not do something, but at least the person helped in putting up this video to get the word out there.

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  • Cruelty line:   0300 1234 999

Do you recognize him?

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In NYC: Cruelty situations involving animals in New York City should be reported to the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450, or

IN NJ: If you believe you have witnessed animal cruelty in the state of New Jersey and would like to report it, please call the NJSPCA at (800) 582-5979 or fill out NJSPCA’s online form.

Outside NYC: You will need to find out the name of the persons in your area who are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes in your town, county and/or state. These people typically work for your local humane organization, animal control agency, taxpayer-funded animal shelter or police precinct.

If you run into trouble finding the correct agency to contact, you should call or visit your local police department and ask for their help in enforcing the law. If your local police department is unable to assist, you can ask at your local shelter or animal control agency for advice on who to contact to report animal cruelty in your community. To find contact information for your local shelter, check the yellow pages or visit the ASPCA’s searchable database of nearly 5,000 community SPCAs, humane societies and animal control organizations.

Tips for Reporting Animal Cruelty

Once you have found out which law enforcement agent you should speak to, it’s important to provide him or her with a concise, written, factual statement of what you observed, giving dates and approximate times whenever possible. If at all feasible, try to photograph the abusive situation and date your pictures. It would also be helpful to get short, factual written statements from other witnesses.

When you call to report animal cruelty, always make sure to keep a careful record of exactly whom you contact, the date of the contacts and the content and outcome of your discussion. Never give away a document without making a copy for your file! Make it clear to the agent that you are very interested in pursuing the case, and that you are willing to lend whatever assistance you can.

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If you don’t receive a response from the officer assigned to your case within a reasonable length of time, don’t be afraid to present your information to his or her supervisor and, if necessary, to local government officials, such as the county commissioner, and ask them to act.

If you have witnessed the cruel act yourself, you can go to your local police commissioner and ask to swear out a warrant to summon the accused person to court. Remember that expert witnesses are sometimes necessary in animal cruelty cases. A veterinarian, for example, can sign a statement that it is his or her “expert opinion” that a dog suffers when hit with a chain, is deprived of food, etc. Expert opinions will very often make or break a case, so if you happen to know a sympathetic veterinarian, you may wish to seek his or her assistance and tell the officer that you have expert support lined up for your case.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. ana maria molina permalink
    October 19, 2010 3:38 am

    What about the person who took the video????? Why he did not report him?
    Isn´t that complicity?


  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 19, 2010 6:33 am

    someone out there
    know this jackass
    in knee hill park
    let us out him
    and show our bite
    is worse
    than our bark!!!!

    kick a dog bud
    you name will
    be mud!!!!


  3. michelle morel permalink
    October 19, 2010 1:44 pm

    this f…… bastard needs also to be brought to justice as nothing on earth deserve to be abused at other peoples hands of feet in this case so sad get him/them please all help much appreciated


  4. October 21, 2010 6:14 am

    Um, yeah?! Can we find the video poster? IP addy for the original upload? Who’s worse, the jerk that took the vid and watched or the abuser? Watching without action gives power to the abusers. We’ve seen it on a small scale. We’ve seen it on a large scale. Both of these heinous folks needs some discipline.

    Disclaimer: I do not have all the knowledge. The person filming may be a young child or someone with a disability that may make them a target of that bully. Chances are against these scenarios, tho. Anyone else could have at least yelled!



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