A man in Scotland learned the hard way this week that the right to speech he thought he was afforded in the Western world isn’t as unalienable as he thought.
A Scottish man who provoked outrage after filming his girlfriend’s dog responding to Nazi slogans has been arrested by Lanarkshire police.
Earlier this year Markus Meechan uploaded a video of the dog, a pug named Buddah, responding to the phrase “gas the Jews,” raising its paw in an imitation Nazi salute when it heard the words “Sieg Heil”, and viewing footage of Hitler giving a speech.
In the Youtube clip, titled M8 Yer Dugs A Nazi, Meechan says: “My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute her dog is so I thought I would turn her into the least cute thing you could think of which is a Nazi.”
Watch the video below. Be forewarned: it contains offensive material. What it likely doesn’t contain is material that warrants a crime.