Watch: Pitbulls dumped at sea

The decayed corpses of two pitbulls were washed ashore at Fomm ir-Riħ Bay in Mġarr.

A shocking video showing the dead dogs was uploaded on Facebook by Animal Liberation Malta on Sunday, which also happened to be International Dog Day.

The group said that it was worried that these dogs found their grim ending after having been mistreated.

They also insisted that animals need to be shown greater respect and that they hope that these dogs did not die in vain but will be a message to improve animal rights.

Update: a group of people under the name Animal Legal Defence are trying to raise awareness by offering a reward to anyone who has solid information on the case. If no-one comes forward with information, the funds will be donated to an animal sanctuary. So far €400 have already been pledged. If anyone is interested in donating, they may do so via email.

Warning: the video contains graphic footage