On December 1, 2021, the Carolomacerian tried for acts of cruelty to his animals had been acquitted by the criminal court. In August 2021, witnesses alerted the police after filming two dogs visibly tied and pulled by a car in the Mohon neighborhood. The 67-year-old man, visibly suffering from health problems, said in police custody that he had forgotten that his dogs showed up with him. Animal defense associations had stepped up to the plate. After the release, the Charleville-Mézières prosecutor’s office decided to appeal. It is Me Phour who will defend the interests of the defendant, on July 7, before the Reims Court of Appeal.