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Hunter sentenced for shutting sick dog in a van

The condition of the dog a month after being rescued.
The condition of the dog a month after being rescued. / SUR
  • The judge handed down a 12-month prison sentence and a ban on working with animals

A Malaga court has sentenced the owner of a hunting hound that died after being shut in his van for several days in Casabermeja.

The ruling said it was proven that the owner, who is a hunter, knew that the animal had leishmania and needed treatment.

The judge handed down a 12-month prison sentence and a ban on working with animals. In addition he was required to pay 600 euros to the Ladram animal shelter charity that had rescued the dog before it later died.