A video taken by two teenagers in New South Wales, Australia depicts the girls hitting a dog, picking it up by its ears and allegedly blowing marijuana in the animal’s face. Footage includes a self-captured video as well as a Snapchat of the encounter with the dog, which includes the caption “Dog stoned.”
The video initially caused outrage across social media platforms, with individuals from around the world speaking out against what appeared to be several acts of animal cruelty.
According to 9News MSN, law enforcement officials in New South Wales have been investigating the incident.
“Police are aware of a video circulating on social media which depicts an act of alleged animal cruelty. Officers from the mid-north coast area command have identified the girls involved in the video and are attempting to speak with them,” said a police spokeswoman.
New South Wales passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act in 1979, which encourages indivduals to report any instances of animal abuse.
The graphic video of the girls' attack on the dog can be viewed below.