A dog wearing a rainbow “Equality” scarf has been attacked in Melbourne by a person shouting homophobic slurs, its owner has claimed.
The man allegedly tried to kick the dog, named Mack, who was out for a walk in a park by a dog sitter earlier this week.
Mack’s owner, Claire Sutherland, posted on Twitter that the “mouth-breathing cretin” who perpetrated the attack was “shouting homophobic slurs” at the time.
“[Mack]’s totally fine,” she shared.
“[The] kick didn’t connect and our dog sitter gave the guy a mouthful. Didn’t sway him on his vote at all!”
Later writing for News Corp, Sutherland alleged that the perpetrator called the dog sitter a “perverted f–king poofter.”
“Honestly Australia, have we reached the ‘shouting at dogs’ stage of the marriage equality debate? How did we get here?” she wrote.
So some mouth-breathing cretin in the park tried to kick my dog while shouting homophobic slurs. Australia you have truly shat the bed. pic.twitter.com/ptPd5Oz0Rz
— Claire Sutherland (@brolga2) September 26, 2017
Just because, here’s some more photos of the adorable Mack:
Sunday night hound pic.twitter.com/sHz5G9nTVH
— Claire Sutherland (@brolga2) September 10, 2017
— Claire Sutherland (@brolga2) November 8, 2016
Neighbourhood Catwatch pic.twitter.com/p8wB8hgM9R
— Claire Sutherland (@brolga2) January 3, 2016
— Claire Sutherland (@brolga2) June 2, 2017