US Soldiers in Afghanistan Kill Defenceless Sheep With Baseball Bat

Among the many disturbing videos that have surfaced out of war torn areas in the middle east including US soldiers gunning down peaceful civilians, throwing puppies off of cliffs and taunting starving children from vehicles comes one of the most horrifying and disgusting videos to date.

On November 24th, 2011 a video from Live Leaks surfaced on youtube showing a group of US soldiers dragging a sheep into a crowded room and laughing with delight as one of their officers repeatedly and savagely smashes it in the head.  As this is happening, several Afghani children jump up and down with excitement as soldiers clap, cheer and encourage the attacker on until the limp and lifeless body of the animal is dragged across the ground and out of the view of the camera.

To date, the US Army has released only one statement saying that they are investigating the matter but animal activists and concerned citizens have expressed their distrust in the process as in the past only minor disciplinary charges have been given out for similar offences.

According to the Live Leaks website the incident occurred on November 6th, 2011 as part of the holy festival of Eid and that the killing was “to represent a sacrifice made by Abraham of a ram when the angels told him that he had fulfilled the dream ordering him to sacrifice his young son, at which he laid down the knife and sacrificed the animal instead.”  Although the soldiers may have been using this festival as an excuse to engage in the brutal killing of an animal the article also pointed out that killing the sheep in such a way “is not sanctioned.”

In response to the video, concerned animal advocates have started a petition calling on President Barack Obama to fully investigate the killing and to bring those responsible to justice and has prompted outcry from Facebook users decrying the actions of the soldiers.

“I finally forced myself to watch this horrific incident,” stated Gayle Fraley on the official Facebook event dedicated to the cause.  “I cried and just could not comprehend why. I did not want to believe that our military men would club this poor, innocent animal. I am absolutely sickened, not only by the incident but by the behavior of men that represent our country. I am the 64 year old mother of a former Marine … and of a Navy man. My father was a Navy man during WWII … I have been proud of our military my entire life. I raised my sons to be honorable men and was proud when two of them joined the military. When the video first began surfacing I denied to everyone that our military could be involved. Now, there is no question in my mind. There is absolutely no excuse, no justification for these actions. I am deeply disappointed that these men would behave in a manner that is not only dishonorable but down right sick. They say war makes men do things they would otherwise not do but I can find no reasonable explanation to bludgeon this poor sheep.”

At the time this article went to print, the petition had already received 7,758 signatures of the 10,000 organizers are aiming for.  Although the video contains graphic and disturbing imagery, those wishing to view can do so by clicking here.

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58 thoughts on “US Soldiers in Afghanistan Kill Defenceless Sheep With Baseball Bat

  1. The soldiers who took part in this and all crimes in the Middle East need to be punished severely. Sad but it is thugs and gang bangers like this that give the military a bad name. Any crime against a person and defenseless animal is a sin and should not be tolerated. If our government supports this our country is doomed.

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  2. After reading all this comment , i know what they did was so wrong terrible wrong but wishing them the same is not a solution if we do we just become like them , violent only bring violent, but perhaps they are others ways, like pay penalty, comunity service etc…i know a innocent animal die, but everyday lost of innocent people die too and nobody cares , perhaps this people should go to anger managment etc i really dont think hurting them will bring the sheep back at the contrary it will create more conflicts etc…they must be others ways….but no more violent!!!

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  3. These guys, even the ones watching and cheering, deserve to all be beaten to death with the same club. They don’t deserve a fair trial, they are not human at all. Brainless fucktards who I hope won’t even return to America from Afghanistan. As far as I’m concerned they can all eat a bullet to the face or walk on a landmine to be treated as a plant for the rest of their insignificant useless lifes.

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  4. Jeromie-YOU have no Idea what this means. I belong to a group of people on FACEBOOK trying to bring justice to this and other incidents of Military perpetrated animal abuses. Our group” U.S. Citizens against military animal cruelty.” is contacting all DOD, GAO and all other military institutions to combat this. If you visit our page you will see other instances of animal abuses ie: a flock of sheep being blown up by an explosive device. A barking dog shot and killed by Military Service personnel. A puppy being abused by a group of enlisteds, etc. Our complaints have been sent to the Pentagon, and they have done damage control by removing all instances of the abusive videos. Jeromie-thank you so much for you assistance in this petition!

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  5. Not all american soldiers are mean and hateful for fun. These FEW that are doing this to sheep and who knows what other animals have been killed by these FEW, should be demotted to the lowest rank and 2/3 of their pay taken away and put in jail. Maybe being hit with a bat a dozen times or so also may help wake them up as to the pain they are causing to these animals before they die.

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  6. I understand our servicemen & women are under unbelievable stress. I appreciate their service, I really do. But there is NO excuse for this barbaric, inhumane killing of innocemt animals. I’m sure no sheep is a suicide bomber or has an IED attached to it & if that were so these men would be killed by what they’re doing.
    Their superiors HAVE to know & if so & they do nothing they are as guilty as these barbarians. This gives our military a bad name – I’m at a loss for words as to how much this has offended me.
    THIS MUST STOP. NOW. They need to be punished severely as an example that we will not tolerate this cruelty. I hope they are punished soon.

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  7. If animals really go to heaven, this sheep is in there now and perhaps he knows how many ppl care about what this sicks soldiers did to him , it is so sad to read this terrible things but also i realize they are so many that cares for the ones without voice (our innocent animals) looks like more and more ppl are becoming aware and concern about animal abuse all over the world, perhaps one day we can all live in peace and respect all living creatures and then only then we can finally became what we really are “civilazed humans”

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    • So well said. Thank you. I feel the same. I fail to understand why these men that are supposed to be respected for what they are doing for us in the US, has shown us this side of them. There is no excuse for this. They are our home boys and we expected more from them than this. I am ashamed of the ones that did it and watched do it. They knew better and for those that did not agree with what was happening right in front of their eyes during this action, they are just as wrong in this matter. They may as well have physically participated too. This was no time to worry as to what their fellow soldiers were doing for I feel in my heart they should have stepped in and stopped it when they knew what was about to happen. This did not have to happen at all.

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  8. Put them in prison and throw away the “key”. Or put em in with Charles Manson, he’ll stab them to death; no animal deserves this, makes me ashamed to be an American. I hate most people, they are so devoid of any compassion/respect/sympathy/empathy for anyone other than themselves.

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  9. I feel if the kids were looking on to see such abuse to this poor animal, will they then think its ok to go do this to a dog/cat any other animal that they come across that is helpless, weak or starving and say hey go get a stick or board or whatever and start beating it until its dead….This is not what they are trained to do and if this is what they are doing while over there is abusing these animals what will they do when they return home, to our defenseless animals, they should have at least said NO in our country we do not condone this type of brutality upon a defenseless animal, we love animals and we do not hurt them in a mean way….teach them the right way to treat animals not the wrong way, we already have enough idiots in the world without adding more…..This should have NEVER HAPPENED! It sickens me to the deepest of hearts!! RIP poor sheep, I am so sorry you had to suffer in such a way, I am sorry that our own boys done this to you, I can only hope that they will pay for this!!!!

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    • Lets beat you to death slowley with a bat and have you for dinner. What a stupid ignorant comment. It does not matter if it is a sheep or another animal. It is not ok and it is not about who had it for dinner. It is about the brutal sick way it was killed and the sick sadistic excitment of the soldiers doing so. Thinking its ok makes you just as sadistic and sick!!!

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    • Your comment proves my theory…There are three different kinds of people in the world
      1. kind hearted and respectful
      2. evil and disrespectful
      3. people like yourself just plain IGNORANT!!!

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    • You look like a family man from your picture. I hope that you quickly find some way to change your way of being, for your own sake and that of those children of yours.

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    • You are sick. It’s not “just a sheep” – it’s a living, breathing, feeling animal that did nothing to deserve what this fuckers did. I can’t believe you even have children, what are you teaching them???

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    • Such a response shows you have no empathy, as many don’t these days, I see this growing lack of Care for animals, or the manner in which even food animals are slaughtered as a form of mental deficiency! something is missing from the brains of perpetrators, it is truly sad that people have lost all feeling, and you sir have children, one can only wonder what your lack of compassion will be setting as an example for them. Sad, very sad.

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    • Cliff–You are a complete moron. Do you think that because it’s only a sheep, that it doesn’t feel pain? I noticed the picture of a family above your name–is that you with your wife and four young children? I hope you don’t raise them with the same lack of empathy and concern as you seem to have. I also hope that people who know you personally, and are aware of your total lack of compassion for animals, will watch over your children as they grow up, in case your heartless, uncaring attitude rubs off on them. People like you shouldn’t even have kids if you aren’t capable of teaching them compassion for all living things by example.

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  10. This is a disgrace!! I am a military vet and we are not trained to kiil God’s creatures. In my oppinion, a person who does this to an animal will do this crime to a human being at some point in their life. Possibly to their OWN family. The US gov’t needs to find justice in this case and strict rules as to not let this happen ever again or they must serve time and/or expellement from the military. Please!! Please!! Make a point of reforming this and make an example as what NOT to do in the military. Is this what the President has asked our miltary members to do for our country? Are these our heroes? Thank you.

    -Pamela

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    • More than you want to know. Believe me!!! This is happening all the time because even here in the “civilised” country animal abuse is not taken seriously enough by our laws and our laws protect the criminals. Who is next if this abuse is allowed??? People who do this kind of brutal sadistic abuse are “abuser” at home too. They should be beaten the death!! Maybe if there are consequences for these kind of actions it will stop or slow down since now low life scum has to think about it if they want to take the chance of getting caught!

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  11. Who ever posted this should be beat with a bat as well, I am A huge supporter of the critters of all walks and some. If u think these are soldiers, than ya need a class I offer on ,integrity,disclipine,an honor, the american way.

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    • Looks to me like the US Armed Forces need to behave themselves and act like they have sense. Not like heathans. We lock people up in prison for less than this.

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  12. I am horrified. It takes a sociopathic maniac to perform such a heinous and primative act. I hope the military is taking this seriously. I just went from supporting our troops to not giving a damn. I am disgusted. I hope the people who perform such acts get a taste of their own medicine and being in the east, maybe they will. I am totally livid.

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  13. As much as I hate animal abuse, and as much as I agree that this is disgusting and unacceptable, does the “author” of this piece have any evidence to suggest that soldiers “gun down peaceful civilians” or that they “taunt starving children from their vehicles?” The message of this article would have been more influential had it not been for the author’s disgustingly blatant anti-military bias. I hope that the author of this article does realize that there are “evil” soldiers out there defending his right concerning freedom of speech. Get a clue sir! Please!

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    • I watched the video of an American soldier throwing a puppy off of a cliff, and heard the little thing cry until it hit the bottom. I am thoroughly disgusted that this person is of the American genre…..How dare you!! To do this to a defenseless baby animal, and then to state that it wasn’t mean!! Now IF that puppy had a gun or knife on you, it would be self-defense! However, this baby trusted the serviceman enough to allow him to pick him up, hold it by the scruff of the neck without a whimper,until it was tossed like a piece of garbage over a cliff. No wonder other countries think American people are cruel stupid pigs, when they witness something like that taking place. I have an idea….why doesn’t someone throw that soldier over the cliff and allow him to land where the dead puppy did!!!!

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  14. I find this appalling, not only because these soldiers caused pain and suffering to a poor, defenseless creature but they encouraged children to cheer at such cruelty.

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  15. Not good. What is happening in the world today. How would he like it if someone tied his hands and ft so he can’t defend himself? The poor animal what a horrible death.I have a bat can I hit him like that. How would he feel? Cold hearted P***k.

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  16. This makes me sick to my stomache….what barbarians and a disgrace to the military….I hope something gets done about this and soon…and i hope everyone one of those soldiers gets what is coming to them. And i mean that in every sense of the word.

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  17. As I Support The Troops I DO NOT Support This Its Not Only Wrong Its Evil To Do It As A Game To Show Little Kids Its Ok To Do This For Fun This Kinda Action Is What Makes A Child Into A Serial Killer As A U.S. Citizen I Would Like To Know Is This Group Of Men Capable Of Defending My Country Or Just A Group Of Demons Trying To Take Young Children To Hell.

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  18. For all we know, the sheep was sick or was given back for food. We shoot cows for food.my son inlaw is a corman in the navy, the poor kids u talk about steal frm his jeep every day as he is handing out food and meds , bandages ect. U have no idea what it is like over there . One bad apple in a bucket doesn’t mean it’s all of them! Yes, they should look into this, but remember the big pic. And who writes this stuff might be hating on military. I love or men and women who fight for ur freedom. And keep my family safe! God bless and have a merry Christmas ! Someone is fighting over seas for u while u r w ur family on that special day!

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    • There is a big difference between killing an animal humanely and beating it in the head with a baseball bat. How can you excuse someone for doing this by saying other people are bad overthere also? That is no excuse. You act like a kid who say but my friends were doing it….Just because someone writes something to expose something a person does bad no matter where they work the government, military or private industry doesn’t mean you should excuse it because they might being hating on the organization. Just because people say this is wrong doesn’t mean we dont love the people fighting for us who dont do stuff like this. How can you try and defend something like this? For some reason if this was a muslim person or maybe a politician I feel you would not be making excuses or trying to defend them.

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      • My father is sick too…is tat a reason to beat him with a bat? Animal or human being….all living creatures and nothing besides the crowd who committed a crime like this deserves such a fate.

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    • There is no excuse or reason to justify this behavior–yes these folks have enlisted to serve our country and under normal circumstances we would be proud and grateful but these acts of brutality against innocent animals, people, children — I have no respect nor pride toward those involved in those heinous brutal acts; could you imagine the horror and the pain that poor defenseless sheep endured?? The person swinging the bat should be identified and held accountable and this behavior condemned and in front of children no less.This sad story should circulate until something is done..

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    • I DO KNOW what it is like over there. Four years!!!! NO we are not to act like thiis and discrace our country of our REAL soldiers. We are NOT to teach the children who look at Americans thinking its all good to brutally and sadistically kill animals. It is NEVER OK!!!!!!!!!
      “WE” are supposed to set a “civilized and kind example” and show a diffeent way of living. This is ot the way. I am embarresed by the actions of these “SUBHUMANS”. I can`t call them soldiers. I wish them the same faith as they have done and some!!!

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    • You are a retard. So what if the sheep was sick, that is NO excuse to torture and beat it to death like this. That you can even think in a way like this shows that you lack some serious brain capacity.

      And you seriously believe, that the US army in Afghanistan is fighting for your freedom? That is just hilarious. I don’t think that the war in Afghanistan has any influence on your life in America. That just pure 100% bull shit.

      These scumbags all deserve to die and not return to America to be treated as ‘freedom fighters’ or heroes. Preferably beaten to death with the same bat.

      PS: I’m sure there are good people fighting for the good cause in there, I’m not generalizing at all. But I can’t even imagine you want these kind of people even to return to America. They are just plane retards with no integrity and anything human in them.

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  19. This is disgusting, embarassing and nothing to be proud of!!! I love respect and am greatful for the men and women who serve our country but this is embarassing, unacceptable and their actions need consequences!!! These are not the real soldiers and they shouldn’t be allowed to serve along with the real heroes who are fighting a real fight!!!

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  20. I agree take away their benefits and make them work in an animal shelter or a farm.This is not how our military was taught.They need severe punishment.What kind of an example are they showing the afan children

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    • I don’t think I want them working in an animal shelter or any place near an animal. They will do something to hurt one of them again. They don’t need to be around children or animals, for you never know what they will do and consider it okay.

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  21. This is disgusting! Take away veterans’ benefits and all benefits for these poor excuses for “soldiers.” No wonder they have PTSD when they get back home. Department of Defense and all departments need to investigate this and dishonorably discharge all involved, whether involved or watching!

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  22. this is horrible and there is no excuse ever to torture any innocent animals. War or no war. Also, if the Middle East continues in those abhorrent sacrifices and slaughter of innocent animals, that is no justification for our military to join in.
    I agree that the ones who did this need to be punished and kicked out of the military. They are a disgrace to the military and to humankind.
    Also I am signing the petition to the President to investigate this and to put harsher punishment in place for anyone in the military who participates in these tortures of innocent animals.

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