A video posted on social media has sparked outrage after a dog is seen riding on the back of a motorcycle on a Las Vegas freeway.
The video, posted by Twitter user @ohdangitskaelyn, shows a dog with his legs propped up against his owner’s back with no safety protection other than a helmet. The video has over 962,000 views and more than 22,000 retweets since it was posted Wednesday afternoon.
my mom saw this on the freeway today… pic.twitter.com/yhrtxMKAS0
— kaelyn (@ohdangitskaelyn) January 16, 2019
Other users commented to share videos and photos they had taken of the dog riding on the freeway.
BRO I SAW HIM TOO pic.twitter.com/0MlK7LR1qX
— John Miraglia (@_John_miraglia) January 17, 2019
I SAW THEM EARLIER TOO AND WAS LIKE “WHAT IN THE WORLD!!” pic.twitter.com/nyqiht66oh
— Aaron (@Aaron_Akhobadze) January 17, 2019
In later comments, the dog was identified as Sox, a dog with his own Instagram account to chronicle his travels.
That’s @ the_bike_dog on Instagram! His name is Sox
— T-Nasty (@Travie585) January 17, 2019
According to Sox’s Instagram account (the_bike_dog), he is a motorcycle-riding Husky who has traveled 59,000 miles over six years. The pup’s account features videos of him riding with his human across the country.
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Here to “Send It” with love for the holidays. This was a 400 mile journey that included 2 national forests and the very beautiful Death Valley National Park. #bellpowersports #rexspecsk9 #dogsofinsta #kawasaki #thebikedog #bikedog #dogsofinstagram #huskiesofinstagram #sendit @sendit @senditofficial @barked @get.sendy @senditofficiall