Unprecedented sentence for animal abuse in Spain
On December 22, 2018, the defendant entered prison. This is an exemplary and unprecedented sentence in Spain, marking a milestone in animal welfare and in the fight against impunity towards abuse in our country.
Five and a half years in prison, 15 years of disqualification for the possession and work with animals and the reimbursement of 7,587'76 euros for veterinary care and attention to animals: this was the sentence, issued by the Criminal Court N. 1 of Cáceres on December 5, 2017, for a man who had about twenty equines in inhuman conditions, causing the death of ten of them.
One year after sentencing, on December 22, 2018, the defendant entered prison for a conviction of seven crimes of abuse and another three for aggravated abuse.