PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) – An employee of Goldrush Stables in Pigeon Forge has been arrested after a video posted to TikTok showed a horse being whipped.
David Allen Whaley, an employee, is under arrest and charged with cruelty to animals.
The Pigeon Forge Police Department said Friday that they were made aware of a social media video of a horse being whipped at Goldrush Stables and responded to the business to investigate.
The video was recorded in May of this year, according to investigators. A police department release said the horse was observed and did not appear to have any injuries.
Goldrush Stables issued a statement on social media and said that policies are being implemented to prevent any similar incidents from occurring again.