ANIMAL ABUSE CRACKDOWN
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THE Guardia Civil are investigating 50 suspects over alleged animal abuse or neglect, as part a crackdown launched in Málaga province in January of this year. Operation ‘Malum’ has seen 316 animals rescued following inspections of over 200 private kennels, farms, animal refuges and other facilities, said Guardia Civil officials.
Investigators discovered many animals kept in deplorable conditions or suffering untreated diseases, and in some cases found animals that were already dead.
Guardia Civil officials last week described animals that were kept in overcrowded, unhygienic and unsafe facilities, and in some cases suffering from parasites, hair loss, infected wounds or other ailments without any veterinary care, “which worsened their suffering”.
One dog was found to have a broken jaw from being hit by its owner, who “justified his hitting of the animal as a way to train it”.
Two veterinarians who are among the 50 people under investigation were discovered performing a surgical operation on a horse at an inadequate location, without sufficient anaesthesia and using inappropriate equipment, “causing the animal great pain and unjustified suffering”.
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