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British Politician Admits He Deliberately Choked Family Dog to Death With its Own Collar

Michael Heseltine has made a shocking admission during an interview with Tatler Magazine, according to an extract published today.

Fresh on the back of his admission that he’s killed as many as 400 Grey Squirrels on his property, Michael Heseltine, who is a former UK Home Secretary and deputy Prime Minister gave an interview in which he makes the shocking admission that he killed his mother’s pet dog by choking it to death with his own collar.

German Shepherd Dog: File Photo

‘I went to stroke him (his mother’s German Shepherd Dog, Kim) and he started biting me,’ Heseltine tells the magazine.

‘If you have a dog that turns, you just cannot risk it. So I took Kim’s collar – a short of choker chain – and pulled it tight.

‘Suddenly he went limp. I was devoted to Kim, but he’d obviously had some sort of mental breakdown.’

The RSPCA are said to be considering their response to Heseltine’s shocking admission.

It is not against the law to euthanise your own dog in the UK. However, it is an offence to cause an animal unnecessary suffering and people have been prosecuted for not seeking the professional services of a vet when taking their own dog’s life in a way that was deemed to have caused suffering.

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