BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) — Gogebic County prosecutors are investigating two Upper Peninsula hunters for videotaping hunting dogs mauling a coyote and for running down a coyote with a truck before filming and killing it.
MLive.com reports court documents describe videos that one of the men had uploaded to YouTube. They've since been taken down.
A conservation officer recommended in a sworn affidavit that they be charged with a felony for knowingly killing or torturing an animal.
One video showed dogs attacking a dying coyote that was already shot. The man holding the camera says it's going to be a “live action'' video as the coyote is heard wailing.
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press: MLive.com, www.mlive.com