Hat tip to Sugar Cookie.
You can watch the video at the link.A gang of thugs filmed themselves tormenting a bear cub after they found it wandering around a field in the commune of Augustin, in Romania's Brasov County.
One member of the group of jeering hooligans held the youngster by the scruff of its neck while another poked it with a wooden stick.
The brown bear was clearly distressed by the ordeal and can be heard screeching as the group proceeded to prod the cub in the video clip.
After images of the incident were posted online Brasov Police released a statement confirming that an investigation has been launched.
The statement reads: 'Following the emergence of the images on social media, in which a bear cub can be seen held captive and tortured by a group of men from the commune of Augustin, Brasov County, the Police have opened a criminal file into poaching offences and animal torture.
'Investigations are being conducted under the supervision of the Prosecutor's Office at Rupea Court in order to determine the identities of those involved and to establish the complete circumstances in which the action took place.'
While 'Georgiana Olaru Anb' claimed that the Police had told her the bear cub is fine and had been released back to the wilderness, but this has not been confirmed by official sources.
The investigation is ongoing.
A gang of thugs filmed themselves tormenting a bear cub after they found it wandering around a field in the commune of Augustin, in Romania's Brasov County.