Marines investigate puppy-throwing video

March 4, 2008 7:20:02 AM PST
Military officials are investigating an Internet video that purports to show a Marine throwing a puppy off a rocky cliff. Maj. Chris Perrine of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii says it appears the man is based with a unit in the islands.

Marine officials are calling the YouTube video ``shocking and deplorable'' and say it violates ``the high standard we expect of every Marine.''

The low-quality video shows two Marines joking as one holds up what appears to be a motionless black and white puppy, which he then hurls into a rocky gully.

A yelping sound is heard as it flies through the air.

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