France: six months of prison for having killed a dog

A young man was sentenced Monday in the paris region and to a year in prison, including six months firm, to have stabbed and killed, for revenge, a dog held on a leash by her mistress, announced Tuesday to AFP, an association of animal advocacy.

On January 8, the mother of a family was walking his dog Ginger, a belgian malinois 8 years old, on a leash, Bonneuil-sur-Marne, fifteen kilometres from Paris, when a man encagoulé cam to deliver a stab in the flank of the animal collapsed and died a few minutes later.

“Kill the dog of someone for revenge, is to commit violence on his master. This is considered to be the judges of the tribunal correctionnel de Créteil, who condemned the young man of 22 years to one year in prison of which six months were a ” firm, told the AFP Patrice Grillon, lawyer at the Paris bar, who defended the associations, animal rights and the owner of the dog.

The lawyer was “commended” in this sentence. The accusé has also been sentenced to pay 3,000 euros in damages to the owner, said to Me, Cricket, who had advocated “the moral damage of affection” of the loss of a pet that was part of the family for 8 years.

“We are starting to have more and more sentences of imprisonment for acts of cruelty to animals. This proves that the judges are aware of their rights and of the public opinion “, said Stéphane Lamart who was a civil party with the national Society for the defence of animals (Snda).

At the conclusion of the hearing, the young man, living in Bonneuil, was jailed.