Warning: This is a graphic video! Don't watch it if you don't want to see animal abuse. A graphic video of an unknown blonde girl throwing puppies into a river appeared online, much to the consternation of animal-lovers everywhere. But don't fret, Michael Bay was hot on the case.
On Monday afternoon, this video was posted to a thread on /b/—the unruly, lawless "Random" board on the popular imageboard site 4chan—along with a characteristically sweet message: "Find this dumb little bitch and throw her into a river."
Michael Bay offered a $50,000 reward on his website yesterday, asking for any information about the video that has gone viral that shows the girl throwing puppies into a river one by one:
There is a disturbing video going around the news outlets. It’s a video of blonde young woman in a red sweatshirt casually tossing squealing puppies into the fast-moving river one by one.
Michael Bay has informed me that he is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the woman in the red sweatshirt and the person who shot this act of cruelty.
I want my $50,000 reward:
Name: Katja Puschnik
Address: Münchener Straße.16b, 85653 Aying, Germany
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook account: Katja Obst, /profile.php?id=1342291300&ref=sgm
Telephone number (parents): +49 8095 1782
School: Gymnasium Ottobrunn
School email address: email@example.com
School telephone number: +49 89 6066650
Volleyball Team: Spvgg Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, vvv .volleyball-svh [dot] de/node/19
Location of puppy throwing: Mangfall
Though Katja Puschnik was the first girl named, others are saying it is actually girl from Bosnia named Antonia Miskic. This profile might be a public Facebook page for her. There is a very active Facebook group dedicated to finding this bitch, whoever it is, here. Estimated to be in her late teens or early twenties, the identity of the girl in the video is the goal of "Find the Girl Who Threw Puppies in River" fan page already has over 31,500 followers.
The anonymous Internet users of 4chan's /b/ messageboard uncovered the identity of the young girl and the person holding the camera even before Bay made his offer. Their investigation points to teens in Germany at first and then a couple teens in Bosnia, and Bosnian police have launched an investigation into the video. (And the girl in question from Germany may have already offered an apology via Youtube.)
The person who posted this "apology" video might just using the wrong girl's name as a cover. I could be wrong. But why would someone link their name to this willingly? This is someone's idea of a joke on an innocent person.
Some reports have speculated the video may be a hoax, and that the video's makers may be intending to capture viral notoriety. Anyway, screw you Michael Bay! That is something we can all agree on. But if any of 4chan's anonymous users want to claim the reward, you can email Michael Bay at firstname.lastname@example.org.