Reward increased in gruesome goat beheading case

Reward increased in gruesome goat beheading case

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Louisiana SPCA has increased the reward in a gruesome goat beheading case. There is now a $14,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

Cell phone video has surfaced of a group of young men gruesomely beheading a goat over a child's plastic swimming pool with a machete-like sword.

The Louisiana SPCA says they are "aggressively investigating this heinous felony act of animal cruelty."

The 12 second video allegedly shows a group of at least five young men standing in a circle around a plastic pool, the Louisiana SPCA states. A string is tied around the goat's neck and the animal is hanged from an above object.

The organization states that one man beheads the goat while the other men cheer in the background. A few seconds later, the man who beheaded the goat picks up the body and the video clip ends.

Individuals with information about this crime are urged to call the Louisiana SPCA at 504.368.5191 ext. 100 or email

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