A Scottish man apologized today (April 23, 2016) after a video of him showing his dog making Nazi salutes while responding to the phrase "gas the Jews," eliciting outrage among Jewish groups, according to the Times of Israel website.
A video that he posted online under the title "Mate your dog's a Nazi," and which has received over 800,000 views, 28-year-old Markus Meechan said he had decided to train his girlfriend's pug Buddha to be a Nazi as a practical joke.
He then filmed multiple instances in which his dog perks up to the sound of the phrase "gas the Jews" as well as simply the word "Jews." In the second part of the video, the dog is seen watching a Hitler speech and raising its right paw in response to the phrase "Sieg heil" ( or "Hail Hitler" ).
Jewish groups were incensed by the video, with the Board of Deputies of British Jews calling it "sickening" and encouraging police to investigate Meechan.