BASTROP, La. (KTHV) - Two Arkansas men have been arrested after a Snapchat post went viral showing the two men choking and slitting the throat of a dog.
The Bastrop Police Department of Louisiana were made aware of the posts on Wednesday, August 24. The department issued a warrant for their arrest. The two were arrested by authorities on Thursday with assistance from Ashley County Sheriff's Office, Morehead Parish Sheriff's Office and the Hamburg Police Department.
Hanna Gospin shared the video on Facebook saying, "I'm not scratching out a name in hopes that this person will never own a dog again." The post was shared nearly 5,000 times as the outrage grew.
In the Snapchat post, one of the men can be seen wrapping a rope tightly around a dog's neck while comparing himself to Michael Vick. The video then cuts to a man riding a horse with the dog hanging on the back end of the horse. The man has the rope tied to the horse saddle, applying force to the dog's neck. In the next video it allegedly shows Steven Sadler slitting the dog's throat several times with a knife. The dog bleeds out as the video ends.
Boots Stanley and Steven Sadler have both been charged with one count of cruelty of animals and one count of conspiracy. No court date has been set for either Stanley or Sadler.