Louisiana Man Captured On Video Using Taser On Dog Whose Face Is Covered In Duct Tape

Published: October 29, 2021 at 06:57 PM Author: PENNY EIMS

New Orleans, Louisiana – In October, a Louisiana man was captured in photos and on video using a taser on a tethered dog whose face was wrapped in duct tape. The man in the footage is identified as 20-year-old Karl Jackson, and amazingly, despite the torturous act of cruelty observed in the footage, he was only issued a citation.

The cruelty, described as “heinous” by local authorities, happened in the 7th Ward. The Humane Society of Louisiana outlined what allegedly happened:

“a young man placed a rope around his dog’s neck and then hung it from the door frame of his house, preventing it from moving. He then wrapped duct tape around the dog’s mouth, muzzle, and eyes, and proceeded to taser it.”

After the video and photos were presented to the New Orleans Police Department, a search warrant was issued and executed; officers found duct tape and a taser at the property. But the dog in the footage was nowhere to be found. It is believed that an accomplice took the dog, whose whereabouts currently remain unknown.

The Humane Society of Louisiana is hoping to locate the dog and take custody. On October 24, Jeff Dorson, the shelter’s executive director, said:

“Important news from the Humane Society of Louisiana: our reward for the safe transfer of the dog showed in these photos to our Humane Society has increased to $2000. Several concerned individuals and another humane organization have pledged an additional $1500, which has been added to our original $500 reward, which brings the total to 2k.”

Animal Victory is concerned about the welfare of this dog. We are working closely with executive director Jeff Dorson, and have let him know that Animal Victory is committed to adding an additional $500 to the reward fund to help find and safely transfer this dog to his shelter’s custody.

Animal Victory is appalled by what happened to this dog and we will be fighting for the maximum sentence. We are also going to ask the district attorney to increase the charge from a citation for cruelty to animals, to a felony charge of animal cruelty. Please add your name to the petition today – we want justice, and we want this dog found!

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the dog is asked to reach out to the Humane Society at 1-888-6-Humane (486263) or email them at info@humanela.org.

*Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.


Fox 8 Live


Update 3/13/2023: Animal Victory sent cover letter and petition to the judge. 

Update 1/11/2023: Still an active capias (arrest warrant) as of 1/11/23.

Update 9/2/2022:The judge has granted a warrant for Karl Jackson’s arrest! Thank you to everyone who took the time to get on the zoom call we published and announced.  We don’t have an official count of how many people attended, however, Animal Victory spoke with Simone the ADA and she said the popularity of the zoom call was the reason the judge granted the warrant for his arrest. 

Update 8/2/2022: There is a new ADA on the case. Animal Victory has sent the petition along with 22,967 signatures to ADA Simone Levine.  Jackson’s arraignment is scheduled to take place on 8/29/2022 in Section L. (Note: Jackson has failed to appear for his last 4 arraignment court dates.) Docket Master (1) Jackson_ Karl We are inviting the public via zoom to join in on the court session using this link from the Honorable Judge Angela Harris’s webpage. We STRONGLY encourage your participation.


Central time is at 9:00 A.M.

 Eastern Standard Time is 10:00 A.M.

Pacific Time is 7:00 A.M. 

Update 7/26/2022: Today, Jeff Dorson (shelter’s executive director) shared an update from the Humane Society of Louisiana, “After receiving a tip, New Orleans police officers arrested and cited Karl Jackson with one count of a municipal offense, a misdemeanor! However, we reached out to our friends at the Metropolitan Crime Commission, and they successfully moved the case to Orleans District Court, where the DA recharged Jackson with a felony – which is added to a long list of other felony charges he has pending.” According to Dorson, Jackson’s family has been offered $1500 for the dog, but they have ignored the offer, and the dog has not been seen since the abuse was captured on video. Jackson’s arraignment is scheduled to take place on 8/29/2022 in Section L. 

Update 7/20/2022: Animal Victory spoke to the court clerk and learned that Karl Jackson was a no show for the last few scheduled appearances. His next court date has been rescheduled to 8/29/2022. The court clerk confirmed that Jackson will be arrested the next time he is seen/caught. The new ADA on this case is Lauren Boudreaux. Please add your name to the petition if you have not already!

Update 4/19/2022: Animal Victory learned that there is a status hearing set for 4/25/2022. This case has been combined with the 553-547 case, and he is NOT at large any longer, verified with ADA and Clerk of Court. The ADA for this case is Lauren Boudreaux.

Update 12/16/2021: Animal Victory has learned that there has not been a court date set since the arraignment.  Over 19,000 signatures have been sent to Assistant District Attorney Otia Bowie.

Update 11/5/2021: Jackson is scheduled for the first appearance on Dec. 2.  We do not know who will be representing the state yet.  Read the municipal summary here Jackson1269826 (1)


Prior Signatures 23,241

Louisiana Man Captured On Video Using Taser On Dog Whose Face Is Covered In Duct Tape

60 signatures = 0% of goal

Share This Petition


Latest Signatures
60 luke A. 0 Jun 02, 2024
59 Jon J. Find this monster and find this poor dog. He will never stop, end his pathetic life 0 May 28, 2024
58 Samantha H. 0 May 19, 2024
57 Jill H. May 07, 2024
56Anonymous Harsher laws Jail time Apr 26, 2024
55 Karen C. Apr 26, 2024
54 Linda A. Apr 19, 2024
53 Joannie R. Apr 19, 2024
52Anonymous Apr 17, 2024
51 Robin A. 😡😡😡😡😡 Apr 16, 2024
50 Corine C. Apr 15, 2024
49 Martine C. Apr 15, 2024
48 Rajita C. Apr 11, 2024
47 Kim A. Apr 11, 2024
46 Deborah C. Apr 05, 2024
45Anonymous Mar 24, 2024
44 Rie M. Mar 23, 2024
43 Irene M. This demon is a major threat to our society! He must be punished, harshly no excuse! Mar 23, 2024
42 Raquel M. Mar 21, 2024
41 Amanda S. Mar 20, 2024
40Anonymous Mar 17, 2024
39 Cathy C. Mar 13, 2024
38 danielle s. Mar 09, 2024
37 Hayley B. This man should be brought to justice for animal cruelty. Mar 08, 2024
36 Cindy S. Mar 07, 2024
35 carol L. Mar 03, 2024
34 Trever M. Feb 27, 2024
33 Majella H. Feb 25, 2024
32 Sophie G. Feb 19, 2024
31 Jacqueline S. Feb 10, 2024
30 Sandra P. Feb 10, 2024
29 Julie V. Feb 09, 2024
28 Nina C. Feb 03, 2024
27 Pauline F. Feb 02, 2024
26 Valérie P. Feb 01, 2024
25 Shana C. Jan 26, 2024
24 Janine V. Jan 25, 2024
23 Michelle K. Jan 24, 2024
22 Don K. Jan 24, 2024
21 TINA D. Jan 20, 2024
20 Robin M. Jan 20, 2024
19Anonymous No bond hold!!!!! PLEASE?? 🙏🙏🙏 He's all ready demonstrated SEVERAL times that he will NOT SHOW for COURT dates. He is clearly showing he does not take any of what he's done seriously,and has zero remorse! More like than not,will continue to harm other animals & willing to bet anything I own, a human will be his next victim! Jan 20, 2024
18 Patricia H. Jan 06, 2024
17 Linda P. Jan 05, 2024
16 Adriana N. Jan 04, 2024
15 Anne B. Jan 04, 2024
14 Gail W. Jan 04, 2024
13Anonymous Dec 22, 2023
12 hennie w. Dec 18, 2023
11 Barb M. Dec 07, 2023