Warning as video showing Aussie couple in alleged sex act with fish goes viral
Police say possessing or distributing the video could be an offence.
A Tasmanian vet clinic has taken to social media, distancing themselves from a graphic video allegedly showing a couple using a live fish as part of a sex act.
Apologising for the "distress" the content may have caused, the vet hospital stressed it will continue to do its best to serve its valued clients and pets.
"It has come to my recent attention that an ex-employee of the [vet] hospital has recently been the subject of attention by appearing in a video that has been widely circulated on social media," the post reads.
"Please understand that this person is no longer a paid employee... Any matter relating to disrespect or mistreatment of animals is condemned by all our staff and myself."
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RSPCA took to social media to thank people who had alerted them to a video "depicting acts of depravity", but confirmed it is now a police matter.
Its chief executive Jan Davis told The Mercury it was a "serious matter" and the RSPCA would not be involved.
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Tasmanian police are urging internet users to immediately delete the video, warning that distributing or possessing the clip is an offence, and confirmed they are investigating the matter.
"Police are aware of a graphic video circulating involving two people and a fish," it said in a statement.
"Police are investigating and following a specific line of enquiry.
"Police encourage anyone with the video to delete it immediately. Possessing or distributing the video would be an offence."
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