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Army to Investigate Sheep-beating Video

Written by PETA | January 26, 2012

Update: Thanks to an anonymous supporter, PETA is now offering $5,000 for information leading to the identification of the men responsible for this beating. The U.S. Army has now determined that the uniforms worn in the video belong to the U.S. Air Force, and the Air Force has launched its own investigation.

The following was originally posted on January 18, 2012:

Update: After much public outcry, Army investigators are looking into the video that depict soldiers beating a sheep with a baseball bat. “We are aware of a Live Leak video depicting the killing of a sheep,” an Army spokesman said. “The actions of those involved are not condoned or supported in any way. We are currently assessing the situation to determine more information.”

The following was originally posted January 13, 2012:

Last year, a scandalous video emerged of a U.S. marine throwing a puppy off a cliff. Now there is this video of a soldier repeatedly beating a sheep with a baseball bat to the whoops and laughter of other soldiers who are looking on. I would say “beating to death” because that is probably what happened, but we do not know the upshot. We only know, from watching the video and seeing the mood of the soldiers — and what appears to be a local lad who arrived with the animal — that the sheep could only have come to a very nasty end. He or she tries to rise several times but the soldier continues to thwack away amid the laughter.

PETA did what it always does when someone blows the whistle on these incidents of gratuitous cruelty: We wrote to Secretary of the Army John McHugh and then, when no answer was forthcoming, to other high-ranking officers, including Chief of Public Affairs General Stephen Lanza and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command David E. Quantock. No one — not PETA and not the thousands of people who have seen this video and are rightly disturbed by it — has received any acknowledgment, not even a single comforting word, that an investigation has been started.

Click here to read the full article at Huffington Post

Written by Ingrid E. Newkirk

Commenting is closed.
  • Faizan says:

    Gonzo the thing is, your concern about the cops beating protestors is a valid one. However u need to go look for Human rights group for that. Just like human rights group deals with humans… peta is dedicated to be the voice for animals.

  • Blackie says:

    Do they hate animals that much that they had to bet a sheep to death with a baseball bat? What did the sheep do to them for them to bet it to death with a baseball bat.

  • Anne Johnsson says:

    Why are humans so disgusting?I would love to take the bat to this vile human.

  • Gonzo says:

    As appalling as this is, I think police beating protesters in the US and soldiers shooting protesters in Syria is a more immediate concern.

  • romperstomper92 says:

    i dont understand how that many people can watch and not do anything or even say something.i mean i would

  • Dugan says:

    This is not the army. Those are Air Force Uniforms, those are Air Force soldiers.

  • KIM MILLER says:


  • LSIOUi says:

    The thing with the USA Army is that most is made up of Street gangs. I saw the documentary on TV.

  • Taunus says:

    It is disgusting. But what’s new? Join the army, meet interesting people (or animals) and kill them. Always has been, always will be. Sad but true.

  • Dorothy Lim says:

    I hope anyone knowing anything about this horrific incident will report these “monsters” and they are put in jail for cruelty. I hope while in jail an animal lover will do a similar thing the them. I think cruelty should be punished with the same cruelty. Maybe then sadistic “monsters” like these will think before being cruel, knowing whatever they do will be done to them.