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ACS investigates video of teens torturing animals

October 5, 2018

Animal Care Services is investigating a case involving six teens accused of videotaping themselves torturing ducks and wildlife around Elmendorf Lake Park.

ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood said the agency’s cruelty investigators were able to identify the teens with help from a local school administrator who learned about one of several videos detailing violent acts.

Norwood said the teens can be seen in the video throwing rocks at and kicking black ducks that live near Apache Creek. One black duck was kicked to death on the causeway below the park.

Norwood said the boys and girls admitted to taking part in or witnessing numerous violent acts against ducks, turtles and other wildlife.

The teens, ages 13 to 15, attend three different schools in the area. Norwood said the teens are facing misdemeanor cruelty charges.

Norwood said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or may have more information can call 311.

“Animal cruelty is animal cruelty,” she said, “it doesn’t matter whether it’s a dog, cat, or a duck, it’s still against the law in the state of Texas.”

Vincent T. Davis is a reporter in the Greater San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | vtdavis@express-news.net | Twitter: @vincentdavis

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