Joshua Schlotmann, 28, is accused of pinning the animal to the ground and hitting it at least three times with "closed-fisted blows," the Lee County Sheriff's Office said.
Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on the planet. However, they are facing significant threats from human activities.
The suspect, identified as M. Brian McGrath, was detained on August 31 after investigators received a tip-off about his baiting behavior.
"She walks many kilometers every night so that people will feel blessed during the ceremony. No one sees her bony body or her weakened condition, because of her costume," the Save Elephant Foundation said.
The teen could be heard laughing throughout the streaming video. When she reopened the dryer door, the small dog can be seen flopping over backwards and sideways.
Report from World Animal Protection reveals cruel practices at aquariums and zoos around the world.
"The male stomped on the back of the peacock, the peacock cried out and the feather came out and he picked it up," a witness to the alleged attack said, describing the Albuquerque zoo incident.
An online petition to prosecute the beachgoers who attacked the marine animal has garnered almost 30,000 signatures.
"The birds weren't able to fly and were lying on the ground wailing in pain. Some were bleeding out of their mouth," said animal welfare charity member Sarah King, one of those who arrived at the scene.
The fatal wound, located above the right eye, measured around 6 inches in length and penetrated through to the top of the skull.
"People who do that are going to end up where this individual is: in jail," sheriff's office spokesman Bob Kealing said.
Researchers have revealed the horrific conditions that thousands of big cats are being forced to endure in industrial farms across South Africa and Asia.
A post-mortem examination conducted by the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme suggests the animal was killed deliberately.
Martha Crouch was arrested Monday in New Mexico and was charged with child abuse and extreme cruelty to animals.
Joseph Corrao, 48, of Orlando, died on June 5 after being hit by a Ford F-150 on State Road 50, according to Florida Highway Patrol. His trial was set for August.
The woman admitted to police "that she intentionally and knowingly had placed her elastic hair tie around the dog's snout for a period of 48 hours in hopes to keep the dog quiet from excessive whining," a probable cause statement said.
The men were fired from their jobs over the violent incident.
Social media users were outraged by the footage.
Animal rights groups have praised the move, which will see the brands ban fur from February 2020.
Defenders of the two officials have said the charges are part of an orchestrated witch hunt.
The suspect swung the animal around his head during the attack.
"If you harm or neglect an animal in New Hanover County, we are coming for you," a sheriff's office spokesperson said.
"He took a bullet for my family... I'm just happy he's alive," said Nolan's owner Genola Vance.
"Anytime you have an event like this, you have animals that need to be kept safe."
"I wouldn't think [she] was cruel to animals like that. I mean, she was a nice lady," a neighbor said.