Lets repeat: just cause you found it online doesn’t make it real

I’m NOT reposting this one, its nasty to look at.

But really, a photo of a pair of young men holding a puppy off the ground by a string around its neck is horrifying yes, and I appreciate that you want to help possibly catch the two shown in the picture. But maybe you need to stop and look around first. The photo in question appears to have been originally posted online as far back as 2008, and there are reports that it was passed around via email for several years before that, AND that its possibly been “retouched” a few times. Reposting it everywhere you visit asking people to “help spread the word so we can find these people” is not effective, and makes you look stupid and alarmist to folks who know how to look up such things.