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Man sentenced to eight months in jail for animal mistreatment


Sentenced on May 20, 2011 for the crime of animal mistreatment, the judge of the penal numero 1 [district court] in Bilbao has sentenced a man to eight months in jail and to pay a fine of 1,353.20 Euros to the Asociación Protectora de Animales Aprova (Animal Protector Association Aprova).

According to the facts in the sentence, the man kept “different animals in horrible conditions for at least two years with the intention of causing damage to their physical integrity”. Although for the sentence included a special three year prohibition from practicing any profession or business related to animals, it did not include, however, prohibit the man from owning an animal.

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