Following a video that went viral on social media, three Massachusetts men were arrested for animal cruelty after footage showed the men blowing marijuana smoke in a goat’s face.
The men were identified as Lorenzo Kelley, 20, Nuno Camara, Jr., 18, and Jared Jorge, 21. Each were charged with one count of animal cruelty once identified as the men in the video, local police said in a press release this week.
The video allegedly shows the men removing a goat from its outdoor pen and placing a chain around its neck. Later, the goat is seen inside the home of one of the men, with one man sitting on the goat’s back. Two men were also seen blowing marijuana smoke in the goat’s face, with the third man filming.
“Throughout the video the men can be seen cheering and laughing at the alleged abuse of the animal,” the release said.
The goat is in the custody of local animal control and will remain so until after the investigation, authorities said. Police expect the goat to be okay.
A reminder: Smoking marijuana is never an excuse to be an asshole. Especially when it involves animals.