A SHOCKING video has been released showing teenagers beating a duck to death with a baseball bat.

The horrific Snapchat video shows two teenagers grabbing the duck while one throws bird into the air and the other takes a swing at the bird with the bat.

The video then cuts to one of the teenagers hitting the duck’s head with the bat and is captioned with the words: “Ducks life matter”.

The RSPCA believes the incident could have taken place in or around York and was first reported to them in July.

Inspector Thomas Hutton said: “This is an extremely distressing video which shows two teenagers carrying out an awful act of violence against a poor, defenceless duck.

“The video of the attack was then posted on social media platform Snapchat which is popular with children and young teenagers and it is particularly troubling that they could easily have witnessed this act of brutality through their phones.

“If anyone has any information about this we would urge them to contact us in strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.