Video of Marine tossing pupping off cliff real?

March 4, 2008 6:29:18 PM PST
Military officials are looking into whether or not a heartless video that shows a Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff is real.Maj. Chris Perrine of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii says he believes the man is based with a unit in the islands.

Marine officials says the video violates "the high standard we expect of every Marine."

The video is low quality, but it is clear enough to see the two Marines playing around as one holds the puppy to the camera, before tossing it into a rocky gully in Iraq.

The puppy is then heard yelping as it flies through the air.

The YouTube video is, "shocking and deplorable," said military officials.