Death of Mambo, dog martyred in 2009 and symbol of animal abuse

In 2009, Mambo was immolated by young people in Espira-de-l’Agly, near Perpignan, in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The case had shocked all of France and several personalities had mobilized…

“He was at the end of his rope”

Mambo, a brown miniature pinscher, died on the morning of Thursday September 15 in a veterinary clinic in Rivesaltes. He was sick and too old to be cared for. the dog was 16 years old. “He was at his wit’s end, I let him go”, a delegate his mistress Dany Goize a France Blue.

One evening in August 2009, two young people from Espira-de-l’Agly, aged 16 and 22, decided to douse the abandoned animal with gasoline before lighting the fire. The little dog was on 50% of his body. Collected and cared for by the SPA, he was baptized Mamboand Dany Goizevolunteer, adopted him.

Wave of indignation

This sad news item raised a wave of indignation throughout the France. During the trial, in September 2009, hundreds of demonstrators were outside the courthouse in Perpignan and even the dog was called to the stand! The young people involved were sentenced to 2 and 6 months in prison for serious abuse and cruelty to an animal, and complicity.

Several stars have lent their support to Mambo, including Brigitte Bardot, Michael Drucker, Zinedine Zidaneor Alain Delon who sent his veterinarian to examine the dog.

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