Carter Livingston Posts Video Hacking Opossum to Death: Charged
Carter Livingston Faces a Charge of Felony Animal Cruelty After Another Video Showing Extreme Animal Cruelty Appears Online
The 19-year-old posted a video of himself on his Facebook account hacking an opossum to death with a meat cleaver. L.A. NOW reports that he struck the animal 44 times.
He now faces charges by the Nevada County district attorney after the investigation was launched by the San Diego Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Carter Livingston now lives in Auburn California.
Someone allegedly saw the video posted on his Facebook page and complained to the San Diego Humane Society.
The case was taken up by Nevada County officials after it was determined that Livingston had moved there from Vista, officials said.
This is the third case in recent weeks of someone performing an act of cruelty on an animal and it turning up on the Internet.