This is the moment a man apparently forces a dog he calls ‘Satan’ to snort cocaine by gripping its head and emptying the white powder down its nose.
The unnamed 29-year-old man seen in the footage was arrested on animal cruelty charges in the city of Cubatao in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on Wednesday, 3rd November.
In the video of the incident, the suspect and another person can be heard laughing and jeering as a white powder is forced into the nostril of the dog, which the suspect is heard calling “Satanas” (Satan).
The man then lets go of the dog, which starts to open and close its mouth seemingly due to the discomfort caused by the drug. The person in the background then jokingly says: “It’s going to overdose.”
The news portal G1 reported that the footage was sent to the cops by an anonymous source with details about the location of the man in the video. The police then tracked the suspect down to a farm where they arrested and questioned him.
According to G1, during the interrogation, the suspect confessed to forcing cocaine into the dog’s nose but claimed he only did it because he was being pressured to do so by a drug dealer.
The suspect, who claimed to be a drug addict, also told the cops that he kept several other animals at his mother’s house, which is also located in Cubatao.
He was arrested on charges relating to animal cruelty and the police contacted an animal protection organisation that was dispatched to the suspect’s mother’s address.
According to G1, six dogs and four cats were found at the address living in extremely poor conditions. The animals were confiscated and taken to a shelter.
It is not clear if the dog suffered any serious side effects from the drug and if it was taken to the shelter along with the other animals.
The suspect’s current legal status is unclear.