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Video footage shows frat bros forcing beer down puppy’s throat

This is not OK.

 

Josh Katzowitz

IRL

Published May 14, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 12:39 pm CDT

A Snapchat video showing two fraternity brothers forcing beer down a puppy’s throat has led to outrage on the internet—and a suspension for the chapter.

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As CBS News reported, two members of the Hofstra University chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity were recorded lifting a 10-month-old dog into the air and forcing it to perform a keg stand. Basically, the video, reportedly recorded over the weekend, showed the two men place the beer tap into the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel’s mouth and spray the alcohol into its mouth.

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The dog reportedly belongs to one of the men in the video. According to the Nassau County (New York) chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the owner might face criminal charges. “A misdemeanor for failure to provide adequate sustenance and overdrive and torture of an animal,” the SPCA’s Gary Rogers said, via CBS News.

Rogers also said, “It’s wrong on every level. It’s just not rational thinking.”

The Snapchat video came to light when Kristina Proscia—who said she’s the director of harm reduction and prevention at her sorority—tweeted the footage, writing on Twitter, “So apparently it’s okay to force dogs to drink beer even though it can kill them????”

The university condemned the incident and Alpha Epsilon Pi International said it had placed the Hofstra chapter on “cease and desist” because of “suspected violations of our health and safety policies.”

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The video has been viewed more than 110,000 times, and the internet was quick to react and voice its displeasure with the potential animal abuse.

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According to the SPCA, the dog is doing fine and has been returned to the owner.

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*First Published: May 14, 2019, 12:57 pm CDT