Police have confirmed that a case of alleged animal cruelty, posted over the weekend to social media (shared initially on Instagram and then posted via users of Twitter and Facebook), is currently being investigated. According to WAFB News, the concerning situation is being investigated by Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
The post in question shows a young man, possibly a teenager, hurling two leashed dogs through the air. The dogs survive the throw, and appear to run back towards the man, but their current condition is unknown. Social media users believe that the youth in the video is a student at Plaquemine High School.
However, the high school has denied that the suspect is a student – a statement from the school has been released on Twitter:
According to the Louisiana SPCA, the incident is outside of its jurisdiction.
Prior article about this situation here.
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