Woman fined for beating donkey to death

19th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

19 September 2005, A CORUÑA — A woman has been fined EUR 6,000 for beating a donkey she owned to death.

19 September 2005

A CORUÑA — A woman has been fined EUR 6,000 for beating a donkey she owned to death.

She had repeatedly battered and eventually beat the animal to death.

The Guardia Civil said the animal was suffering for hours without any veterinary assistance after receiving a harsh beating.

The woman, who was not named, was fined by the environmental department of Galicia, in north-western Spain.

Sources at the environmental department said the woman's behaviour caused the animal "a situation of pain, suffering  and slow agony that is absolutely unacceptable under the animal welfare and protection law".

Two Guardia Civil officers found the animal in a field.

It had spent at least two days tied up and was almost dead.

The matter was reported to police by residents in the town of Neda where the woman lived.

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Subject: Spanish news 

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