Man who dragged dog with car sentenced to prison in France

15th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A man convicted of killing his own dog by tying it to his car and dragging it because it barked too much was sentenced to six months in prison in France on Tuesday, a court source said.

The man, a municipal employee in his 20s, had attached the Dalmatian to his trailer hitch on Saturday in the town of Origny-Sainte-Benoite in northern France.

Angry residents who saw what was happening chased after him, so he loaded the dying dog into his car and drove away. He was later identified through his licence plate and mobile phone, which he dropped at the scene.

He is believed to have tortured the dog because of its repeated barking.

© 2010 AFP

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