Incident was captured on video in Limerick city | Picture: Limerick Animal Welfare/Facebook
WARNING: Some readers may find the following upsetting
A VIDEO showing the "horrific abuse" of an animal in Limerick city has prompted public outrage after circulating on social media this Wednesday.
The video appears to show a young boy beating what appears to be a small animal.
It is not clear what animal is allegedly being attacked in the video.
The boy appears to be seen hitting the animal with a stick or riding crop, as the animal jumps in pain.
The video is taken overlooking the alleged incident at a halting site on the Ballysimon Road, near the Eastway Business Park
The video was shared on the Limerick Animal Welfare Facebook page.