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2 boys brutally stab 22-year-old donkey 16 times (video)

By Mason White 4:10 PM December 29, 2014
Cheeky after being stabbed 16 times 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Two boys were arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly stabbing a donkey 16 times, police in the United Kingdom said.

Wales Police said that the show donkey named Cheeky, a favorite among kids, missed a performance due to the vicious attack.

Police have been searching for the attackers of the knife assault during which the 22-year-old donkey suffered sixteen stab wounds to his abdomen, back legs and neck.

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested in connection with the attack. Workers at the community farm in Cwmbran, where Cheeky lives, are shocked by the senseless violence.

According to the police investigation, despite sharing an enclosure with two other donkeys, Cheeky was the only animal to be stabbed.

Police have launched regular night patrols and the farm has increased its security. The two boys were brought before a judge, and they were charged with intentionally causing injury to an animal.