Brookville, PA – The Pennsylvania Game Commission says they’re investigating after a video has been spreading of two Brookville-area teens abusing a deer.
In the video, two young men are seen purposefully abusing a deer while it was still alive after they had shot it.
The abuse includes ripping off its antlers, stepping on its legs, and kicking it in the face.
Due to its graphic nature, we are not including a link to the video.
The video went viral on Facebook, with many people commenting that they were horrified.
As of Monday morning, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for criminal charges against the teenagers.
Brookville Police say, even though the teens are from Brookville, it happened out of their jurisdiction. They’re forwarding any information they receive to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which says they are currently investigating the matter.
According to the PAGC, “The conduct portrayed in the video is reprehensible and potentially a violation of the law.”
If you have any information related to the video, we ask that you report it to the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-888–PGC-8001 or the Game Commission’s Northwest Region Dispatch Office at 814-432-3187.