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The Civil Guard detains the alleged author of hanging and poisoning some dogs in Librilla (06/12/2019)

He is credited with the alleged authorship of crime related to the protection of flora, fauna and domestic animals, due to animal abuse

One of his dogs was allowed to drown with the chain to which he was tied

The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has developed the operation 'ALBA', an investigation aimed at clarifying a case of animal abuse in Librilla, which has resulted in the identification, location and detention of a local neighbor as the alleged author of crime related to the protection of flora, fauna and domestic animals, for animal abuse.

Members of the Nature Protection Service of La Benemérita started the operation last October, in order to clarify an alleged case of animal abuse, following the dissemination of videos on social networks about events committed against dogs in a plot of Librilla, facts that generated a certain social alarm in the population.

Thanks to the citizen collaboration and the research carried out, the researchers managed to locate a plot in the municipality of Librilla in which several dogs had allegedly been mistreated.

Quickly, the civil guards inspected the aforementioned plot, to verify the facts and, where appropriate, clarify them.

In the building, the agents found a dog hanged by its own weight with the chain that held him by the neck and another dog supposedly poisoned.

The action ended with the arrest of the owner of the plot as the alleged perpetrator of a crime related to the protection of flora, fauna and domestic animals, for animal abuse.

The Ecuadorian detainee, 51 years old and resident in Totana, together with the proceedings, has been made available to the Court of Instruction of Totana (Murcia).

Crime of animal abuse

The crime of animal abuse is included in the Criminal Code, which defines it as the fact of unreasonably mistreating animals, by any means or procedure, causing injuries that seriously undermine their health is punishable by penalties of three months and one day. a year of imprisonment and special disqualification of one year and one day to three years for the exercise of profession, trade or trade that is related to animals and for the possession of animals.

Campaign against abuse and neglect of domestic animals #YoSiPuedoContarlo

With the main objective of raising public awareness to promote the necessary measures in the protection, management and welfare of domestic animals, as well as to denounce those behaviors contrary to the animal welfare of which they are aware, the Civil Guard began in July 2017 campaign #YoSiPuedoContarlo.

The Civil Guard has been detecting an increase in citizen awareness, not only through formal complaints, but also among users of social networks, as evidenced by the fact that one of the issues that generate more interaction in our Twitter followers and Facebook is the request for citizen collaboration to clarify crimes of mistreatment of animals.

The second objective of this campaign is to make the population aware that having an animal is a great responsibility and that animal abandonment is punishable by the current Criminal Code.

#YoSiPuedoContarlo campaign

If you want to join this campaign, record a video with the slogan "I can tell it" or a photograph with the hashtag #YoSiPuedoContar and upload it to your social networks profile.

Also, if you know of any case of animal abuse or neglect, report it on the telephone 062 in the email seprona@guardiacivil.org or in our social media profiles.

Twitter: @Guardiacivil

Facebook: GuardiaCivil.es

Instagram: Guardiacivil062

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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