Punish Rider Accused of Punching Horse on Viral Video

Target: Leon A. Cannizzaro, Jr, District Attorney for Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Goal: Demand that the rider who allegedly beat his horse during a parade receives the maximum penalty by law.

A horse was allegedly abused by his rider in a shocking case of animal cruelty. A video, taken by a witness, appeared to show the rider punching his horse in the face during a parade. Demand justice for this innocent horse.

The Louisiana SPCA cited a man with animal cruelty after he allegedly beat a horse. Gruesome video, taken during the New Orleans parade of the Krewe of Oshun, reportedly showed the rider repeatedly kicking his horse and then punching him in the face. In the video, the horse appeared distressed and confused by the beating. The video went viral on Facebook and concerned citizens contacted the Louisiana SPCA. Their investigation led them to Nu Generations, a local riding group. Nu Generations identified the man as one of their riders and that rider, whose name has been withheld, is now banned from riding with the group.

The Louisiana SPCA will care for the horse until this case is concluded. The rider was charged with animal cruelty and an arraignment date has been set. Sign below and demand that the rider receives the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear District Attorney Cannizzaro,

A horse suffered when he was allegedly kicked and punched by his rider. A shocking viral video reportedly showed the man punching the horse in the face during a parade. We demand justice for this poor horse.

The Louisiana SPCA charged an unidentified rider with animal cruelty after a video reportedly showed him punching and kicking his horse. The video, taken during the New Orleans’ parade of the Krewe of Oshun, appeared to show the horse leaning away from the rider as he repeatedly kicked him and then punched him in the face. Nu Generations, a local riding group, identified the man as one of their riders and banned him from riding with them again. The Louisiana SPCA took custody of the horse until the case is concluded. The rider has been issued an arraignment date.

This horrific abuse must be punished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  2. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Baha’i Writings ~ “To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. The physical sensibilities and instincts are common to animal and man.
    Man is, however, negligent of this reality and imagines that sensibility is peculiar to mankind; therefore he practices cruelty to the animal….. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent. Educate the children in their infancy in such a way that they may become exceedingly kind and merciful to the animals…
    Hadith No. 557 ~ ”O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? He replied: Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 34:16 ~ The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. God created all the animals
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God.
    The Bible repeatedly affirms that all creation participates in the praise of God, and each living thing has a part in God’s great purposes.
    Mahatma Gandhi ~ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Buddha ~ “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
    Pythagoras ~ “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

  3. Leon – Please take this case seriously and prosecute the POS who beat this horse to the fullest extent possible. The Animal Kingdom has just as much a right as we do to live their lives in peace on this planet, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans. Please show the world that Orleans Parish, Louisiana WILL NOT TOLERATE animal abuse and/or murder. You hold the position and power to give this POS what’s coming to him. Please prosecute!

  4. Deneen Tokich says:

    Please prosecute the person that treated their horse in such a cruel manner. I can only imagine it’s mistreatment when no one is around. Please confiscate the horse so that it not be returned to an obvious abuser. Further more, why has his identity been kept from the public?!

  5. simon hooper says:

    whats all this bloody nonsence having to to click these stupid squares to sighn each petition ?

  6. Prosecute this man to the fullest! Beating any animal, should be punished! The horse should be removed from him. I am sure that this is not the first time he has beat his horse, if he is so comfortable to beat his horse around so many people! I just wish more people would step up and put a stop to the abuse while it is going on, instead of just filming it.

  7. Tell the public the name of this POS! Don’t let him hide his identity. There is no excuse for abusing an innocent animal. I’m glad the horse is out of his care.

  8. Banning this rider from the group isn’t enough. He’ll join another group and do it again, this time in private. He obviously has anger issues and is taking it out on horses. Well, I have anger issues with animal abusers, and I’d like to kick the crap out of this asshole.

  9. his aggression and himself is his biggest problem
    This mentally disturbed, primitive and asocial asshole must be removed
    That is a danger for all

  10. Signed & shared❗️😠

  11. Castrate the bastard so that he does not produce more of his kind!
    These types make the best shark food!

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