A video on Instagram exposed a 24-year-old Syrian from Linz as an animal abuser.
Several people had reported on Friday to the Lenaupark Police Department that the video showed a man who had tied the front legs of a dog and several sheep together and then beaten the animals. The Syrian could be investigated, the public prosecutor’s office in Linz ordered a house search. Here, the police found a spiked collar next to the dog, a Staffordshire Terrier. The dog was taken to the animal shelter in Linz. A laptop and a mobile phone were also seized. With this, they hope to find out where the sheep were tortured and whether the Linz resident has any other videos of animal cruelty.