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Woman sent to jail for killing dogs

A WOMAN found guilty of torturing and killing two dogs was sentenced to 16 months in prison. This is the first reported case in which Slovak courts have put a person behind bars since stricter penalties for mistreatment of animals became effective in Slovakia in September 2011.

A WOMAN found guilty of torturing and killing two dogs was sentenced to 16 months in prison. This is the first reported case in which Slovak courts have put a person behind bars since stricter penalties for mistreatment of animals became effective in Slovakia in September 2011.

The Regional Court in Trenčín turned down the appeal of the 30-year old woman from Bánovce nad Bebravou on January 26 and confirmed her jail sentence of 16 months, finding that she had tortured and killed two dogs on August 13, 2011.

“She brutally cut into the neck of a six-year old female dog with an axe several times,” said Roman Tarabus, spokesperson for the regional court, as quoted by the Trenčianske Noviny newspaper. “The same day she publicly tortured to death a two-month-old puppy at a schoolyard when she repeatedly smashed it against the concrete surface of the yard.”

Tarabus said that the court took into consideration the manner in which the acts were committed and their consequences in deciding the woman’s sentence as well as the fact that the crime was committed while she was on probation for another criminal offence.

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