A domestic worker was seen kicking a dog on street in Wan Chai. Photo: Facebook /ng ng

Social media is buzzing in a heated debate over a 50-second video showing a domestic worker kicking a dog when she was supposed to take it for a walk in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island.

The video, taken near Wan Chai market in the evening, was uploaded on Facebook by a netizen on February 23, but has not been reported by local media until Wednesday. The netizen, who hoped the owner would see the video, said the maid was kicking an old schnauzer, while walking with it. 

Mixed views have been expressed among netizens over the video, with most of them criticizing the abuse of the animal, while others said the dog’s owner, not the maid, should take the dog for a walk.