Bring awareness to animal cruelty and help find information on his death.
A duck that gained popularity for its unique feathers and friendliness towards visitors, was tortured and killed on the River Walk Tuesday night.
Staff at the Original Mexican Restaurant on the River Walk nicknamed the duck “George” (we found out George, is a female) and said it had become a staple at their establishment because it hung out in the same spot for years.
Surveillance video from the restaurant shows two men strangling, jumping on and kicking George, and then throwing him back in the river. A makeshift memorial with flowers and candles, now marks the spot where the abuse happened.
“He would just go up to customers and he was really a unique looking duck,” said Larkin Buchanan, with the Original Mexican Restaurant. “People would feed him and take pictures with him. You see some of the other ducks here, and he was really a unique feature of the River Walk.”
A police report has been filed, so the search is now on for the people responsible for killing him. Because the River Walk is on federal property, federal charges of animal cruelty are a possibility. (Taken from KSAT12.com)
- Justice For George - The River Walk Duck
George, a Muscovy duck, was the most beloved duck on all the San Antonio, Texas River Walk. She liked to tug the pants of patrons at The Original Mexican Restaurant in order to secure tortilla chips and was different than any other duck. He was brutally murdered during the early morning hours of May 29th 2013. There is a $10,000+ reward for information leading to an arrest. Please help us bring awareness to animal cruelty and help find information on her death.
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