The Civil Guard has initiated proceedings against a resident of the Badajoz town of Trasierra as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of animal abuse, for cutting off the ears of twenty dogs he owned that he used for hunting, as well as a veterinarian, a resident of Llerena who certified that he had carried out the amputations without being true.
Agents belonging to the Seprona Patrol of the Fuente de Cantos Civil Guard inspected an alleged zoo located in Usagre, property of a resident of Trasierra, where there were a total of 33 rehala dogs destined for hunting, 26 of them with their ears cut off, of which this surgical practice could not be legally accredited by a qualified professional.
It was days later, when this man provided the agents with a certificate issued by a veterinary doctor, who collectively confirmed that he had carried out the amputations of all the animals.
Thus, after analyzing and studying all the documentation provided, the Civil Guard agents discovered "irregularities in the data recorded in the certificates recorded, which did not agree with the real ones."
The Civil Guard reminds in a press release that since the entry into force of the European Convention on the protection of pets on February 1, 2018, the otectomy technique is completely prohibited both for issues of functionality and aesthetics in animals. .
With the incriminating evidence, last Monday in official Civil Guard offices, proceedings were carried out on the owner of the dogs for an alleged crime of animal abuse, and on the veterinarian for an alleged crime of falsifying documents, who tried to justify having carried out the amputations of the dogs. legally, without being true.
These Civil Guard proceedings have been delivered to the Zafra Investigative Court.