Taunton, MA - Three Taunton men are now allegedly facing animal cruelty charges after police officers said two of them blew marijuana in a goat’s face earlier this week. The third man is facing charges for recording the act, sources stated.
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The men at fault that are facing animal cruelty charges are Lorenzo Kelley, age 20, Nuno Camara, age 18, and Jared Jorge, age 21. The act was caught on camera when all three men decided to upload the video online. Shortly after, police officers identified the men and charged them each with one charge of animal cruelty.
The video was filmed and uploaded a couple of days ago, on July 10th. Once it hit social media, it started to circulate rather fast. The three men, as seen in the video, allegedly took the goat from its pen and placed chains around the goat’s neck. As the video plays on, one man allegedly held the goat back while the other two blew what police officers presume to be marijuana in the goat’s face.
In addition to these horrible acts of animal cruelty, one man is seen in the video sitting on the animal’s back. Though police officers did not specify anything else the men specifically did to the goat, many are wondering how far they took it.
Many viewers were upset by the video and were unable to finish it until the end. Kelley, Camara, and Jorge were all seen cheering and laughing at the alleged abuse of the animal. Viewers started to complain to authorities shortly after the video was posted.
As soon as police were aware of the issue on Tuesday morning, an investigation was put underway immediately. They later found the goat on Wednesday at a Thrasher Street home. This home belonged to one of Camara’s relatives, police claim.
As of now, the goat is in good custody at the Taunton Animal Control Center, where veterinarians expect he will be OK. The goat will remain at the center until the investigation is officially concluded.
The three men are issued summons to appear at Taunton District Court, where they will be arraigned from there.