Investigation Launched Into Viral Video Of Kids Torturing Deer

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – A viral video showing two young Pennsylvania hunters beating and torturing a white-tailed deer is now under investigation.

The Pennsylvania State Game Wardens made the announcement Sunday.

“The Pennsylvania Game Commission is aware of a video purporting to show individuals assaulting an injured deer,” the agency said. “The conduct portrayed in the video is reprehensible and potentially a violation of the law.”

“If you have any information related to the video, we ask that you report it to the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-888–PGC-8001 or the Game Commission’s Northwest Region Dispatch Office at 814-432-3187,” the agency continued. “Thank you for your help and for your concern for Pennsylvania wildlife.”

In the video, two young hunters are shown ripping off the deer’s antlers after they shot it, kicking its face and stepping on its legs while it was still alive.

The video sparked outrage and disgust from many on social media.

WNYNewsNow has chosen not to share the video due to its graphic nature.

So far, one online petition was launched seeking felony charges against the boys. As of 5 p.m. Sunday nearly 55,000 people signed it.

Saturday was the start of the deer firearms hunting season in Pennsylvania.


  1. And if they do get who did this, what will they do? Actually hold them responsible and punish them or give them a slap on the wrist and make them promise not to do it again? Just asking.

    • One of the sick kids stepfather is the Brookville police chief . The other sick kids dad own the BBQ joint in Brookville . These morons need locked up for life . sick morons like these kids go on to torture humans .

  2. Possibly against the law???? R u kidding who torture animals end up being murderers as adults….dont let them out!!! Very upsetting to hear about this!!!

  3. These 2 no GD boys need punished to the laws fullest extent I’ve bin an active Hunter for 40 years an never in my life have ever seen such disgusting display for an animals life I. Agree with all hunters that have respect for wildlife. They need punished an if David Brian. Russell not. Then then the game commission ain’t doing there job. How would they like it. If. They. We’re. That. Inocent deer.

  4. These. Boys. ND. Punished to the fullest extent of the. Law never in my life have I ever seen such disgusting display for an animals life an if there not punished then the game commission ain’t doing there job. How would they like. It. If. They were that innocent deer. Being tortured

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