Another case of animal abuse comes to the fore as a man was arrested for allegedly raping a pony at a children’s zoo in Germany.
However, this is not the first time such an incident has happened. Recently, a stable worker was caught in Germany having sex with horse as well.
Incidentally, the 23-year-old Syrian man was reportedly spotted at the Kinderbauernhof (children's farm) area of Goelitzer Park, in Berlin, by a babysitter who was visiting the zoo with a child.
The incident happened at around 3pm on November 3 in front of horrified visitors, according to local media reports.
Speaking to the Berliner Morgenpost, the mum whose babysitter was present at the scene said that her nanny was at Goerlitzer Park with her son when they witnessed the man carrying out a sexual act on the pony."
The woman said her babysitter had informed park staff about the incident but is unwilling to talk about it any further because it was "too traumatising".
A zoo employee told the German newspaper that the babysitter had taken a photo of the man as he committed the act, and immediately contacted park staff, who called the police.
However, as soon as the man allegedly realised that he had been seen, he got off the animal and disappeared into the park.
The unnamed suspect from Syria is facing charges for violating the Animal Welfare Act and "causing a public nuisance through sexual acts", police confirmed.
He faces up to three years in prison or a fine if convicted.
The kid's petting farm in Germany's capital is popular with young families and is home to two ponies, two donkeys, half a dozen sheep and goats as well as chickens, ducks and rabbits.
Earlier this year, a man was caught raping a dog to death in Delhi, following that another case was registered where a Chembur man was caught raping a dog for three days in a row.
Most recently, another case was registered in Powai, Mumbai of a man raping a stray.
Elsewhere in Morocco, 15 teenagers contracted rabies after raping a rabid donkey.
These cases just go on to reaffirm the fact that animal abuse exists, even if we choose to look away.