On Friday 29th June he became a victim to a terrible and cruel act. Witnesses watched as an orange quad bike drove at high speed up and down the road behind Angulo's, sending Taylor into a frenzy. Then they watched in horror as the quad bike hit him, not once, but twice and drove away, leaving Taylor lying in the road, bleeding and dying a slow and painful death.
Later the quad bike was identified as belonging to the owner of Funana d'Vila, a restaurant in Santa Maria, although it is not clear who was driving the quad bike. Walter Dahringer has previously been implicated in an act of animal cruelty when he killed a cat that happened to wander into his restaurant. Cat Beaten to Death in Santa Maria.
Amongst the many sympathisers, there are some who are saying that they can understand why the unknown person driving Walter Dahringer's quad bike did it - and that Taylor and other dogs like him are "annoying and need to be taught a lesson".
Being chased by dogs as you drive by may be annoying - but is it reason enough to deliberately drive over a dog, back up, hit him again and then leave him dying in agony?
As for the culprit, there will be no police involved or legal actions because the witness fears reprisals, but everyone can vote with their wallet. If you don't condone these acts of extreme cruelty, you know where to avoid for your night out.