A Scottish man arrested for teaching his girlfriend’s dog to do the Nazi salute denied in court that he committed a hate crime.
Mark Meechan, 29, taught the pug, named Buddha (pictured), to respond with the Nazi salute when prompted by statements such as “Heil Hitler” and “gas the Jews.”
The original video, posted to YouTube in September, has been viewed more than 2.8 million times. Meechan said on the video that he trained the dog to annoy his girlfriend.
Meechan later posted a video in which he apologized for the original dog clips, saying it was a joke and that he has no such political leanings.