Tarn. A hunter tried for having abandoned his dogs in unsanitary conditions

The dogs in their enclosure on an unknown date. (©Stéphane Lamart Association)

Insalubrity, abandonment… A man will be judged on Monday May 23, 2022 in Castres (Tarn) to get mistreated his dogs. The Stéphane Lamart Association “for the defense of animal rights” will be presented at the hearing before the Castres police court. She had filed a complaint against this hunter for deprivation of care.

The dates back several years for some. A first investigation was opened in December 2020, when a member of the association reported that a hunter was holding eight hunting dogs in two unsanitary fenced enclosures in Aiguefonde (Tarn). “The earthen floor was strewn with excrement, full sun and only a manger with a bottom of greenish water. There was not no food and the smell was nauseating, ”says the association.

They devoured each other according to the association

On February 26, 2021, the Labruguière gendarmerie received a new report from a woman who had noticed the remains of a dead dog in one of the enclosures belonging to the hunter “and that the dogs around began to devour her”.

The gendarmes came to the scene a few days later and noted the presence of the carcass as well as a “strong smell of carrion”. They also observed “the presence of a electric battery intended for horses and cattle which was connected to the enclosure fence”.

The owner was gone

The town hall and several residents regularly fed the dogs with kibble “because the owner was no longer in the region”.

The association’s investigator then called on a veterinarian who, at the beginning of May, noted that there was more than five dogs in the enclosures, “the worst” were no longer there. The dogs suffered from “purulent conjunctivitis, ear infections and skin infections”.

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