Brickbat: Dog Gone
In China, the government of the city of Huizhou has apologized after public health workers beat a woman's dog to death and promised the workers will be counseled and suspended. The woman was forced to go to a quarantine center after her boyfriend tested positive for COVID-19, and she was not allowed to bring her dog with her. Meanwhile, two public health workers were sent to disinfect her home. Video shows the workers cornering the dog in its room and beating it with metal rods and a stick. At first, the dog whimpers and cries. But it eventually falls silent and stops moving.