In June, Upper Austrian Instagram users raised the alarm: they discovered a video on which a sadistic animal torturer had a sheep bitten to death by his dog. Later he tortured another sheep – allegedly for the number of hits on Instagram. The culprit is a 24-year-old Syrian from Linz. [...] The Syrian, who is also said to have regularly beaten and tortured his dog, wanted to torture even more animals.
His friend recorded and uploaded multiple torture videos for sweet Internet points. Both are on trial. Unfortunately, the maximum penalty is only two years in prison.