A Sydney man is accused of cruelty against a pet chicken before setting his dog on the tortured animal.
Police allege the 20-year-old bought the live fowl from a produce pet store in Enfield, in Sydney's inner-west, in July.
Officers found video footage showing the man maiming the chicken.
He then allegedly incited his dog to attack and kill the bird.
The man was arrested at his Haberfield home on Thursday morning and charged with a string of offences, including animal cruelty and torture.
The RSPCA has taken the man's dog.
The man was granted bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on September 25.