The specimens found were in a state of malnutrition and a multitude of bone remains were also found scattered throughout the facilities.
The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of the ‘Bull’ operation, has investigated the owner of a livestock farm in Moratalla for the unfortunate hygienic-sanitary conditions in which the animals in his care were found. Due to the multiple and serious deficiencies observed in the facilities, the Benemérita has processed more than forty violations of Law 8/2003 on Animal Health and Law 6/2017 on pets.
The actions began last April, when members of the Caravaca de la Cruz Civil Guard Seprona located a livestock farm, dedicated to sheep and horses, in which they detected the existence of bone remains of animals scattered throughout the farm. , which led to suspicion of possible neglect on the farm. In this way, in collaboration with veterinarians from the Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment of the Region of Murcia, the appropriate inspection was carried out.
The Seprona agents and the veterinarian from the Regional Office of Caravaca de la Cruz examined two warehouses and four pens that showed obvious signs of abandonment, being flooded with water and mud. There, a total of 12 cows, 18 bullfighting steers, two tame pronghorn, five horses, as well as 14 dogs used as assistants in grazing work, all of them in a terrible state of health, were counted.
During the inspection, the agents verified that there was no food within the reach of the animals, lacking all the cattle and horses of any type of food, finding the mangers empty. Likewise, the dogs lacked feed or food, some of them having access to a multitude of cow and horse bones scattered around the farm. In addition, in one of the warehouses, from which a strong odor of putrefaction emanated, the civil guards found the half-devoured remains of a cow, in an advanced state of decomposition.
The Benemérita has determined that several of the skulls, among the numerous bone remains found, would correspond to those of three horses, four cows and a pig.
The ‘Bull’ operation culminated in the investigation of the owner of the livestock farm, who was instructed in proceedings as the alleged perpetrator of a crime related to the protection of flora, fauna and domestic animals, due to animal abandonment. He was also reported for more than forty violations of Law 8/2003 on Animal Health and Law 6/2017 on pets, due to the multiple and serious deficiencies observed in the facilities. The investigated and the proceedings instructed are already at the disposal of the Court of First Instance and Instruction of the Guard of Caravaca de la Cruz.
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