The senseless cruelty toward animals by individuals who think it nothing more than sport to hurt these defenseless creatures is heartbreaking to hear.
The latest story of the horrific torture of a deer who was killed by two young men, who not only subjected this animal to extreme violence, but filmed themselves doing it.
They then posted the video on Facebook where they can be seen laughing while they carry out their sickening attack.
In response to the shocking video more than 500,000 people have signed a petition calling for the young men to be given the maximum sentence for their abhorrent crime.
The shocking video, which has since been removed from Facebook, shows the two men kicking the deer in the face and stamping on its legs.
The incident happened in Pennsylvania and after the animal appears to have died the teens then rip off its antlers and skin it.
A petition was started on Change.org calling for “maximum sentencing” for the “two monsters from Brookville, Pennsylvania.” who committed the “sickening acts of violence.”
‘Charges need to be pressed’
The petition, signed by over 500,000 people, reads: “The two of them took a video of the actions and are seen laughing while restricting the animal, crushing the animal’s face, repeatedly kicking and stomping on the animal’s face as the animal is desperately and helplessly seen trying to evade.
“Charges need to be pressed! Posting in case the original post gets deleted. CHARGES NEED to be FILED WITH MAXIMUM SENTENCING.”
A Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesperson told ABC News this week charges are expected to be announced soon, with arrests having yet to be made.
The commission also posted a statement on Facebook appealing for information on the video and adding:
“The Pennsylvania Game Commission is aware of a video purporting to show individuals assaulting an injured deer. The conduct portrayed in the video is reprehensible and potentially a violation of the law.
“Pennsylvania State Game Wardens are currently investigating the matter. If you have any information related to the video, we ask that you report it to the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-888–PGC-8001 or the Game Commission’s Northwest Region Dispatch Office at 814-432-3187.”
This is extremely upsetting, and the two individuals involved are clearly dangerous and need to be held accountable for their sick actions.
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