Disturbing image surfaces of Dublin teenagers 'terrorising' goat
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Disturbing image surfaces of Dublin teenagers 'terrorising' goat

AN ALARMING image have surfaced on social media appearing to show a group of Irish teenagers terrorising a goat.

Stills taken from an unnamed Snapchat account show a group of teens pulling the seemingly unhappy animal along by a tethered bit of rope.

A caption across the bottom of the screen reads: "Hahahahahah".

The distressing picture was published on Facebook by Dublin-based animal charity My Lovely Horse.

They were sent the image, taken from a Snapchat account, by a concerned parent who saw the clip on their child’s phone.

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My Lovely Horse said the incident took place somewhere in the Barry Close region of Finglas and is thought to have occurred in the past day or so.

"Last night a screenshot was sent to us by a very distressed parent, this was on a child’s Snapchat,” the charity wrote on Facebook.

"Kids in Finglas tormenting and abusing this poor goat. It’s on video but they didn’t get the video just a screen shot.

"Please keep an eye out for this poor goat and if you know anything contact us by pm straight away."

A DSPCA spokesperson has since confirmed to Dublin Live that a call was received at around 3:55pm yesterday to report that a goat had been seen roaming around the Finglas area.

The DSPCA has confirmed that the goat has since been rescued.

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