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Puppy-slapping video leads to cruelty charge for 13-year-old boy Published: February 4, 2014

A 13-year-old Louisiana boy has been charged with cruelty to animals, after a video surfaced over the weekend on Facebook of a puppy being slapped, according to

Police say they received several complaints about the video showing a male abusing a small puppy. Before the boy reportedly deleted the video from his Facebook page, others had already made copies.

The video, lasting just 7 seconds, shows the boy setting the puppy into place in front of him on what appears to be a bench, before delivering an audible blow to the little dog's head. The pup yelps and leaps to the floor as laughter is heard in the background, reports.

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