WISE COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas man is charged with cruelty to livestock animals after authorities reportedly saw a video showing a live cow being dragged by a truck.

(credit: Wise County Jail)

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Jackie Floyd Reaves, a 62-year-old resident of Bowie, was charged in Wise County. The incident allegedly occurred just southwest of Sunset, about halfway between Bowie and Decatur.

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An investigator for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association filed an affidavit stating that Reaves dragged a live black cow by its neck on June 4.

In the document, the witness who videotaped the dragging also claims Reaves killed a tan cow that apparently could not stand by slamming the bucket of a front-end loader on the cow’s head.

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In Texas, cruelty to livestock animal laws apply if a person commits a crime causing unjustifiable pain or suffering to an animal.