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Hofstra University suspends fraternity after video of dog forced to drink beer goes viral

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Hofstra University has suspended a fraternity after video shared on social media appears to show some of its members forcing a dog to drink beer at an off-campus party over the weekend.

The clip, which had more than 100,000 views on Twitter on Tuesday morning, shows partygoers lift up the small copper-colored pup, and then turn it upside down over a keg. The dog squirms while someone in the background shouts, “Let’s go, keg stand!” as another person brings the tap to the dog’s mouth and sprays it in the face with beer.

“So apparently its okay to force dogs to drink beer even though it can kill them???” a caption of the video on Twitter reads.

Hofstra University condemned the incident at the Alpha Epsilon Pi house — which is located off-campus — and is investigating the incident. The fraternity also put the chapter on “cease and desist” for potential violations of its health and safety policies.

“During this investigatory period, there can be no chapter activities,” fraternity spokesperson John Pierce told Newsday.

“We hope that we will be able to use this as a teaching moment to help build better young men who are committed to our policies and our mission of developing the future leaders of the world’s Jewish communities.”

Gary Rogers of the Nassau County SPCA told CBS News one of the men featured in the video owns the 10-month-old Cavalier King Charles. He could face charges including “a misdemeanor for failure to provide adequate sustenance and overdrive and torture of an animal.”

“It’s wrong on every level,” he said of the clip. “It’s just not rational thinking.”

Rogers noted the dog is currently in good care and is slated to be returned to its owner, despite the incident.

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