NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man who was caught on camera beating his horse during the Krewe of Oshun has been identified.
According to the Louisiana SPCA Humane Law and Rescue, the rider will remain anonymous at this time but was a guest rider with the Nu Generations riding group.
The captain of Nu Generations accompanied the rider to the Louisiana SPCA yesterday afternoon where he was issued a citation for animal cruelty and issued an arraignment date. Nu Generations' captain said the rider would not be permitted to ride with the group again, according to the report.
The horse shown in the video is currently stabled in another parish. Louisiana SPCA Humane Officers will coordinate with that parish's animal control to seize the horse as individuals charged with animal cruelty are not allowed to have animals in their care, according to the report released by the Louisiana SPCA.
"We would like to thank the public for their quick action with helping us identify the person responsible in this case," says Humane Officer Brandi Thibodeaux in an issued statement. "Our role in charging those with animal cruelty is to investigate and issue citations. The prosecution of this case is now in the hands of NOPD and the City of New Orleans."
To report acts of animal cruelty call the Louisiana SPCA Humane Law & Rescue at 504.368.5191 ext. 100 or visit www.la-spca.org/animalcomplaint.