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The Marine Corps on Wednesday said it was expelling one Marine and disciplining another for their roles in a video showing a Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq.
The 17-second video posted on YouTube.com drew sharp condemnation from animal rights groups when it came to light in March.
The clip shows two Marines joking before one hurls the puppy into a rocky gully. A yelping sound is heard as it flips through the air.
"That's mean. That's mean, Motari," an off-camera Ma
*Hawaii-based Lance Cpl. David Motari is being 'processed for separation'
*Motari was seen on video tossing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq
*Second Marine, who filmed the incident, was also disciplined
'Now, the Department of Defense and the Congress must step up protection from cruelty for all animals under the law governing military conduct.'