Bond set for Texas man accused of hanging donkey from tree

Bond set for Texas man accused of hanging donkey from tree

POSTED: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 4:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 4:04am

Bond has been set at $50,000 for the Upshur County man accused of hanging a donkey from a tree, according to the county judicial records.

Anthony Bassler, 35, was arrested on Tuesday. It was is second arrest on animal cruelty charges.

Bassler claimed that the donkey was dead before he hung it in the tree to be used as panther bait. However, according to Upshur County Sheriff officials, the evidence suggests that the animal may have been alive at the time.

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