Sergio Palomares-Guzman a Georgia horse trainer is indicted on animal cruelty charges after forcing a goat to ingest alcohol and narcotics.
Sergio Palomares-Guzman a 28 year old Georgia
party animal man has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after participating in a ruse to force a goat (do you suppose…?) to ingest whiskey and cocaine.
Palomares-Guzman shared the video online, which ultimately prompted a tipster to notify authorities of the abuse.
The sheriff’s office says Palomares-Guzman lived on a ranch where he worked as a horse trainer. The release says video shows him holding the goat’s horns and forcing its mouth open while another man gives it substances. That man and a third suspect remain unidentified.
The video shows a goat being forced to stand still while one of the men brings a spoon with a white substance on it and pushing it above the animal’s nostril. Soon after the animal has its mouth forced open as a bottle of whiskey is then poured down the goat’s throat. All three men are heard audibly laughing as well continuing to swig back whiskey.
Sergio Palomares-Guzman could face possible deportation.
Noted the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, ‘It’s hard to imagine how anyone can harm an innocent animal, but it happens every day. It’s up to us to seize every opportunity we’re given to stop it, which is exactly what our sheriff’s investigators did when this disturbing video was brought to their attention. We appreciate their immediate response and the hard work that came with it. They did a great job and we’re proud of them.’
The sheriff’s office says the goat is healthy and has since been adopted.
To date it remains unclear what led to the horse trainer seeking to force the animal to ingest alcohol and narcotic, with one user on Facebook commenting, ‘I hope all the animals were inspected by a vet, and the owner of this ranch….their practices and “help” they hire, investigated.’
It’s unclear whether Palomares-Guzman has a lawyer. Online jail records say he remains in custody pending $11,200 bail. Latest updates include the man being subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, due to his alien status, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say the owner of the ranch who employed Palomares-Guzman had no knowledge of the incident.