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Young British woman accused of animal welfare offences found not guilty

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22 Feb 2024 / 15:45

CORFU. Lawyer Spyros Dragomanovits stated that it will be judged in an administrative court whether or not his client will have to pay the administrative fine of €7,000.

The court judged the young British woman, who was arrested on February 8 by Achilleion police officers, not guilty of charges related to violations of animal welfare laws. The trial, which took place on Wednesday, 21 February, at the Three-Member Misdemeanor Court, resulted in the acquittal of the woman for both the charge of illegally euthanising five horses and for animal abuse.

Enimerosi contacted the defence lawyer, Spyros Dragomanovits, who informed us about the progress of the case and the trial's outcome.

 

Regarding the first charge, which concerned the illegal euthanising of horses, the veterinarians responsible for performing the euthanasias appeared in court. Since each such act must be carried out under the responsibility of a veterinarian, they provided the necessary documents, resulting in the woman being acquitted of this specific charge.

Regarding the charge of violating animal welfare laws, the veterinarians also confirmed that the prescribed welfare conditions are observed at the specific horse shelter.

As a result, the court retained doubts about the second charge and acquitted the defendant.

Lawyer Spyros Dragomanovits stated that it will be judged in an administrative court, where they will appeal, whether or not his client will have to pay the administrative fine of €7,000.

 

VASSILIS PANTAZOPOULOS

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