Two men have been arrested in Louisiana, USA, after video emerged of them allegedly abusing a dog before killing it by cutting its throat while recording the incident on Snapchat. The gruesome footage was post on Facebook by Hanna Gospin who said she was not going to blank anyone's name "in hopes that this person will never own a dog again."

The video was shared over 5,500 times and Gospin updated it to say that the two men were arrested and charged with one count of animal cruelty and one count of conspiracy.

In the video, one of the men is seen tying rope around the animal's throat, in the next scene the dog is seen clinging to the back of a horse as the man makes the horse buck. In the last video, a man is seen cutting at the dog's throat a number of times until the animal is left bleeding out.

Bastrop Police Department said that they charged two men, Boots Stanley and Steven Sadler, with animal cruelty and conspiracy but no court date has yet been set. On the post, Gospin said that the men had been "bonded out".

According to the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office the two men were arrested by Bastrop Police Department after warrants were issued by the 4th Judicial District Court.