The public demands appropriate punishment for Pennsylvania animal tormentors
An alarming video in which two men openly beat up a wounded deer prompted the public to take action. At the time of publication, more than 415 thousand indifferent Americans signed a petition urging the authorities to act more actively to detain and prosecute criminals.
This short video spread very quickly on social networks. In just a few days, several million Americans saw a cruel physical altercation against a helpless animal. Footage from the video amaze with its immorality and insensibility. From the first seconds, one of the men beats a deer lying on the ground with his foot on the head, then again, at the same time, the camera man and accomplice laugh and joke. The video ends when the man leans toward the animal to tear off the horns.
“Recently two monsters from Brookville Pennsylvania, reportedly from Brookville, PA high school, were in the woods with Ill intent and wounded or found a wounded deer. They committed sickening acts of violence and tortured this helpless deer. The two of them took a video of the actions and are seen laughing while restricting the animal, crushing the animals face, repeatedly kicking and stomping the animal's face as the animal is desperately and helplessly seen trying to evade,” the petition says.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced the start of a full investigation. At the same time, the Brookville police confirmed that both participants in the video are from Brookville, but the incident occurred outside their jurisdiction. At the moment, animal abusers have been identified as Cody Hetrick and Alex Smith, students of local Brookville PA High School.
State authorities ask everyone who has any information to contact the operation game thief hotline at 1-888-PGC-8001, or the game commission's northwest region dispatches at 814-432-3187.