“Unsustainable Death”

Very quickly, the gendarmes of the company Vichy had been able to go back to the owners of the animal, thanks in particular to a chip with which it was equipped, then thanks to the serial number of the garbage bag. The couple, who live not far from there, had been arrested. His owners had first tried to make believe in the dog’s disappearance by sending messages on the Internet. But they had quickly recognized the obvious: They had wanted to “get rid of him” because he “barked too much”.

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Facts “of great cruelty”, indicated the prosecution. And the court wondered: why not have sought to resell the dog, where you can entrust it to a breeder?? “We sent messages, but we had no response. In terms of breeding, we did not think about it,” said the two defendants at the helm. According to justice, they should also find the “cheaper” option of killing him in the middle of nature.

The civil party SPA

An “unbearable death which is an act of dishonour”, for Me Etard-Gallot, lawyer for the SPA, who brought a civil action in this “despicable” affair. And the prosecution recalls that a dog “was not an object, but a living being that feels suffering”.
The couple, with a clean record until then and who may have felt “overwhelmed” by the animal (dixit Me Cauro), were given a six-month suspended sentence. The two defendants must also pay a fine of €600 each, as well as €2,000 in compensation. They also have a permanent ban on keeping an animal.

Pierre Geraudie