Watch live: FOX8’s Daytona 500 special ‘Countdown to the 500’

Man guilty of hate crime for filming pet dog giving ‘Nazi salutes’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AIRDRIE, Scotland — A man has been found guilty of a hate crime after teaching his girlfriend’s dog to give a Nazi salute and filming it.

The BBC reported that 30-year-old Mark Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, recorded the pug, named Buddha, raising a paw to statements “Sieg Heil” and “gas the Jews.”

A clip of the dog performing the salutes was posted to YouTube in April 2016 where it was watched more than 3 million times.

Meechan was found guilty of a charge under the Communications Act because it was “anti-semitic and racist in nature,” and aggravated by religious prejudice. according to the BBC.

Meechan said he made the video to annoy his girlfriend, but the sheriff did not believe him.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.