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Viral video depicting dog beating concerns many

Huntsville-area Facebook users complained to police about video of a man beating a dog. (Source: Facebook) Huntsville-area Facebook users complained to police about video of a man beating a dog. (Source: Facebook)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Several concerned viewers asked us to look into a video making the rounds on Facebook of a man beating a dog.

The video, posted by an account in Huntsville, has since been taken down, but screen shots from the video, which depict a man abusing a dog, sparked concern among the community.

In Alabama, animal cruelty that involves the infliction of torture is a Class-C felony.

Huntsville police said they were already aware of the video and had an officer investigate the posts. They said this appears to be a case of a viral story that has caused confusion.

The original video was actually taped in Chicago and was reposted by a Huntsville resident. Huntsville police said there is nothing they could do, since the case is out of their jurisdiction.

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