Massa Carrara, 83-year-old man denounced by Carabinieri agents for killing animals: the neighbor’s cat annoyed him
So much anger in Mulazzo, in the province of Massa Carrara (Tuscany). A 83 year old man was denounced by the Carabinieri and accused of killing of animals.
The retiree has brutally killed his neighbor’s cat with a shot, for the simple fact that “it annoyed him”. The story began when a man went to the Carabinieri headquarters of the Company of Pontremoli, explaining that be suspicious che neighbor had killed his cat.
In a short time a patrol went to the place to hear the owner’s testimony and look for the poor animal. Eventually the cat was found lifeless, died from a gunshot and then closed inside a plastic bag. A cruel death that has aroused the anger of thousands of users on the web.
The allegations against the 83-year-old man
The next morning, the police officers managed to trace the person responsible. The shooting was an 83-year-old man, a neighbor of the cat’s owner. Faced with the reality of the facts and not being able to deny, the retiree is himself justified explaining that the animal entered his property and annoyed his animals.
The police officers confiscated the weapons and denounced the man, also asking the judge for the prohibition of the possession of firearms. The 83-year-old man will now have to answer for the charges of killing of animals and await the judge’s decision against him.
The killing of animals is a crime envisaged by article 544-bis of the Criminal Code, pursuant to which:
Anyone who, for cruelty or without necessity causes the death of an animal is punished with imprisonment from four months to two years. The circumstances pertaining to the case of necessity contemplate all the fulfillment of physiological and spiritual needs. Killing for food and ritual purposes is therefore permitted.
The object protected by the law is the feeling towards animals, the sensitivity of human beings towards four-legged friends.