The court of Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d’Armor) condemned this Wednesday a 73-year-old man to pay a fine and to pay damages. The man was convicted of shooting a cat with a rifle in April 2021 near his home on the island of Bréhat (Côtes-d’Armor). He had been seen by a neighbor, says West France. His trial took place last May.
Cat trapped and then shot
The respondent had claimed to have only put into practice the advice of a veterinarian and that the cat, sick, should be euthanized. The feline had first been captured in a trap. The septuagenarian’s lawyer had asked for his release. The prosecutor had requested a suspended prison sentence.
Justice finally sentenced the shooter to a fine of 1,000 euros, including 500 suspended, and a 200 euro fine. The Breton will also have to pay 100 euros to each of the two associations for the defense of animals having brought civil action.