Markus Meechan, 28-years-old, from Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, Scotland released a video on Youtube of him training his girlfriend's dog, named Buddha to perform a 'Nazi Salute' when he says the words 'Seig Heil'. Markus intention for the video was to prank his girlfriend who believed her dog was cute, so Markus decided to teach the dog Nazi salutes as that would turn Buddha "into the least cute thing you could think of which is a Nazi".
The Youtube video consists of him repeatedly asking the pug "Do I gas the Jews?" and the dog making a startled expression towards the camera. The dog performs a number of 'Nazi Salutes' to the words 'Seig Heil' and there is a clip of Hitler delivering a speech with the pug avidly watching. At the end of the video, Markus makes the announcement "by the way I'm not a racist I just really really wanted to piss her off".
The police caught wind of the video and have subsequently arrested Markus on the 28th of April and is due to be charged with a hate crime. The police released a statement about the video and said it "caused offence and hurt to many people in our community".
Markus Meechan has since apologised for his actions stating "I am so sorry to the Jewish community for any offence I have caused them. This was never my intention and I apologise."
The video titled "M8 Yer Dugs A Nazi" was released on the 11th of April 2016 on the channel Count Dankula and has already garnered over a million views.