There is always a ‘first’ that deserves applaud: like throwing an animal abuser into a narrow jail cell, for one year and without suspension. Plus a 5,000 euro fine! The offender has been charged for dragging his dog behind his motorcycle.
The incident took place a couple of months ago in Camila village, near Serres in Northern Greece. The drunken driver had tied his dog with a rope on the motorcycle and he was driving around the village square. He crashed into a pillar and fell unconscious. The dog managed to escape and sought shelter into a neighbor’s house. When the driver came back to his senses, he located the dog, beat him and tied him again behind the motorcycle. The torture started again.
Had there not be two teenagers yo stop the incredible animal abuse, the dog would have found a tragic end.
With guidance from the police station the teenagers managed to do all proper steps so that the police could arrest the abuser and take him to prosecutor.
The teenagers managed to do where the adults of the village failed as they were watching the abuse without reaction.
A court in Serres ruled today, that the animal abuser pays a fine of 5,000 euro and be imprisoned for one year without parole.
The animal was removed from the owner by prosecutor’s order and it has been adopted.
Animal welfare organizations hail the court decisions as it is the first time in Greece that an animal abuser receives a jail punishment without suspension.
“It is an important sentence, exemplary for the other prospective offenders-animal torturers, especially for the local community of Camila village, that unfortunately tops the list of mass poisoning and abuse in our prefecture,” animal welfare society FOS said in a statement stressing that village chairman has repeatedly refused any mobilization for the protection of animals in his area.