PA Game Commission Investigating Viral Video Showing Alleged Animal Abuse

The video appears to show two individuals assaulting an injured deer

Ashley Funyak
December 02, 2019 - 6:45 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating a viral video that show alleged abuse towards a deer.

“The Pennsylvania Game Commission is aware of a video purporting to show individuals assaulting an injured deer,” the Game Commission shared in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. “The conduct portrayed in the video is reprehensible and potentially a violation of the law.”

The video, which is circulating on Facebook, appears to show two individuals kicking a buck in the face and pulling on its antlers while it was still alive.

KDKA-TV reports that the Game Commission has two suspects in mind who could be from Brookville. One could potentially be a juvenile.

Anyone with information regarding the video is asked to contact the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-888–PGC-8001 or the Game Commission’s Northwest Region Dispatch Office at 814-432-3187.

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