On Snapchat, a young man had posted a video where he killed and then skinned his cat. Convicted in immediate appearance, he received a light sentence.
The pictures are terrible. A few days ago, Snapchat users discovered despicable videos of a young man committing cruel acts on a cat. On this one we saw him kill and then skin a cat. In messages on the social network, he then explained that he had killed this pet by shooting him in the head with a lead bullet. Arrested by the Saint-Avold police, he was remanded in custody for “aggravated serious injury”. The Animal Rights Foundation, 30 million friends, has filed a complaint for cruelty and severe abuse resulting in the death of an animal, and many Internet users have reported these videos to the authorities.
SPA and other associations have also decided to file a civil lawsuit. After being interviewed by investigators, this man from the Mosel and aged in his twenties was immediately brought to justice this Friday, November 4 at the court in Sarreguemines. For his extreme atrocities, the suspect risks up to five years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros. The judge eventually sentenced him to a much lighter sentence: 10 months in prison, 6 months of which were suspended, but also an enhanced suspended sentence of two years, a lifetime ban on keeping animals and an obligation to heal and work.
“You don’t kill an animal”
“All the civil parties were quite disappointed with the verdict given, quite easily considering the gravity of the facts.responded to AFP Me Laure Vayssade, lawyer for the Stéphane Lamart association. You don’t kill an animal because it pooped next to its litter box, especially when it’s an animal you’ve had for two days and needs time to adjust.” Christophe Marie, spokesperson for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, added: “We are concerned, we wonder about the potential danger that this person poses to animals, but not only”. A few days ago, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced the creation of a department of investigators with responsibility “specifically for animal cruelty”.