VIDEO: SCPA seeks to identify man caught on video beating turtle with bat

NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (WIVB) — After obtaining video of a group of high school teens beating a turtle to death, the Niagara County SPCA is looking to identify one more person so they can take action.

SPCA officials have identified other males involved in the disturbing video, but say they’re searching for one person, who repeatedly bashed the turtle with a baseball bat. Other people caught on video are seen stabbing the turtle with a pitch fork, and although the SPCA didn’t release the second half of the video, the teenagers stab the turtle with a frogging fork then throw it into a fire.

All who were involved in the video are facing charges of animal cruelty and Department of Environmental Conservation violations.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Erie County SPCA at 716-629-3525 or the Niagara County SPCA 716-731-4368 at extension 302.

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