Pennsylvania woman faces animal cruelty charges after she tortured and killed a chicken, pigeon, rabbit and frogs for views on her YouTube channel, where she had more than 20,000 subscribers, according to local authorities.
Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) tipped off the Upper Darby Police Department (UDPD) about a social media "content creator" who lived in the area and was posting videos of herself torturing and killing animals on YouTube.
Anigar Monsee, 28, of Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, was arrested Friday on three counts of cruelty to animals, according to local media reports. Monsee is being held on $200,000 bond at the Delaware County prison as she awaits a February 5 preliminary hearing.
PETA contacted police on Friday after the nonprofit was alerted to graphic videos posted on YouTube by an account called Motheranddaughter that showed animal mutilation and torture, UDPD Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt told local outlet Delco Times.
The YouTube channel had at least four videos where live animals were harmed as a "scantily-clad woman" tortured rabbits, chickens, frogs and pigeons by slowly scalding, disemboweling and mutilating the animals while they were still alive before they were eventually killed and cooked, according to the criminal complaint obtained by the Delco Times.