Marines Disciplined for Puppy Cliff Video
Two US Marines were disciplined over the scandal surrounding a viral video depicting a puppy getting thrown from a cliff.
Officials did not specify the role that each man played in the incident, which received international attention after a video of it appeared on YouTube.com March 3.
Lance Cpl. David Motari is being processed for removal for his role, the Marine Corps said, and Sgt. Crismarvin Banez Encarnacion also has been punished.
The video shows someone throwing a black-and-white puppy off a rocky cliff. The dog makes a yelping sound as it flies through the air.
"That's mean. That was mean," someone off-camera is heard saying.
The Marines were quick to condemn the video when it surfaced, calling it "shocking and deplorable."