A Chinese student was caught on video brutally beating his dog with a clothes hanger.
In the video (below), the student — named Zhang — can be seen repeatedly beating his white Samoyed with a clothes hanger as the dog cries out in pain and anguish.
The 25-year-old hits the dog several times before tying it to the balcony and appearing to stuff something into its mouth. He then whips the dog a few more times as it struggles to break free.
Zhang subsequently confessed to the beating, saying that he did it to punish the dog for damaging furniture.
The student was ultimately banned for owning animals for five years, and will return to court for sentencing in March.
Watch the brutal beating below.