Teenager arrested for punching donkey and posting act on Twitter

In Collinsville, Illinois, a teenager faces animal cruelty charges after he thought punching a donkey in the face was amusing and then posting the nasty deed on Twitter. According to Fox News, Luis Dietrich, 19, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty; cruel treatment of animals and depiction of animal cruelty.

“He thought it would be funny to hurt an animal,” stated Carol Frerker, the director of the Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve, a public farm where people come to meet the animals located in the Collinsville Recreation District. “We usually don’t have any problems, but when we do they get caught one way of another. Ninety-nine percent of people are coming out for a good reason. We don’t tolerate it when they don’t.”

The incident occurred on Sunday with a 13-year-old miniature donkey named Amore. She had been grazing peacefully in a small paddock when Dietrich allegedly punched her. He then posted the video to Twitter – an irate viewer reported the tweet to the Collinsville Police. Authorities did find the video on Dietrich’s phone. His bail has been set at $50,000. No motive has been given as to why he punched the animal.

As for Amore,  the donkey who arrived to the farm in September has been checked out by veterinarians and is doing fine. Staff members have been giving her extra attention – and that’s only to be expected.

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(Photo and video of punching donkey via Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve)

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22 replies
    • Roselyne CORNETTE says:

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  1. Julie Lightfoot says:

    What is wrong with young people nowadays why such cruelty on innocent animals donkeys are such gentle animals I am so pleased this one is doing well no thanks to this needless act of violence hope this horrible thug gets treated very severely

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  2. Tim says:

    hope someone beats the living shit out of this scumbag punk, then go find his parents and give them the same for making this pos

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    • Pamela D'Angio says:

      Would this POS bastard find it funny if I punched him in the face while his parents and family watched and then cut off his Fucking hands so he wouldn’t do it again. The aftermath is posting it on the internet so all of us can laugh. It makes me wonder why this scumbag didn’t punch someone his own size because he is a damn ass coward. I want my hands around his throat.

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  3. 19thcenturylady says:

    Coward. His motive was trying to prove he was some sort of man. All he proved was exactly how big a gutless, gonadless, waste of oxygen he is. A full-sized donkey might have kicked his damned head off!

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  4. Marsha says:

    Fckn idiot…… Make him work at the farm
    … Hopefully he’ll feel differently… Probably not,he.looks like a thug.with no heart,a hopeless case

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    Here we go calling a 19 year old POS a “teen”. He is a full grown man that should be out contributing something to the world instead of hurting an animal and posting it on twitter like what he did is funny. I hope they throw the book at this smug looking monster, the worthless POS!

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  6. Sheri says:

    OMG!!! I live near Collinsville, and didn’t hear anything about this. I am going to make sure this gets posted on FB so others can see who this little spineless creep is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. debor33 says:

    I hope they punish him to the fullest extent of the law….that poor donkey never hurt anyone…..if he did that to a donkey, he would do it to a Child or girlfriend.

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  8. Adoptdontshop says:

    Yeah he looks like a real tough guy and really cool too what a fucking piece of shit deserves to be on a $50,000 Bail and I hope they put him in jail for a very long time so he can sit and write and think what he did and why he did it considering he doesn’t know why he did it what an idiot nice role model for all the little kids they’re real nice

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  9. Sherry says:

    This guy needs to go to jail for as long as possible. When someone thinks it’s amusing to cause another pain, they are a sadist…and these people only get their jollies if they are harming another, whether it be a person or animal…doesn’t matter. A psycho is a psycho. Get him off the streets.

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  10. pennysdachshund says:

    His photo LOOKS LIKE a NATZI POSTER…. I am 1/3 German and my Grand father ( full Greman) left Frankfort with his family when the Kiesar was in Power… He was a Drummer Boy IN the Spanish American War. and is proudly at rest in the military section of our cemetery. He often spoke that His country had become a hostile and frightening place to be.. This youth has the same Look as do those photos of officers and youth in the German Military …. he looks a very hostile and unbending individual….

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  11. Red says:

    Lock the twit away for YEARS and FINE the parents for having such a little A.H. !!! Kids have to be taught to love and care for animals and never under any circumstances hurt them.

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