This horrific photo was taken at an animal “shelter” in the Ukraine, joint host of the Euro 2012 tournament.
Authorities have ordered thousands of stray dogs and cats to be rounded up so the streets look spick and span for visiting foreign teams and supporters.
And investigators found that, rather than being rehomed, thousands have been shot or poisoned.
It has been claimed their coats are made into furry caps and their bones ground up for animal feed.
In the capital Kiev alone, experts say as many as 20,000 have been slain in the past year.
And in the city of Donetsk, dog catchers are paid the equivalent of £35 for each mutt removed. The evidence uncovered by German investigators will shock animal and football lovers across Europe.
Ukraine is co-hosting the tournament, for which England have qualified, with Poland. Earlier this month the Kiev government said it was to stop killing strays.
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