POLICE officers in Molina de Segura, Murcia, have arrested five minors who tortured animals to death and then shared videos of the acts on social media. Investigations began at the start of October when police were informed of videos of animal torture and abuse being shared on social media.
An individual in the area had already reported to police that five of his goats had recently gone missing from his plot and realised that it was his own animals being filmed after seeing footage on the internet.
Police said the youngsters would sneak into farmhouses and barns and divide up tasks between them with one person recording while the others tortured the animals. Officers were able to identify the minors and arrested them, charging them all with offences of animal cruelty, burglary and civil damages.