Dog owner hangs pooch for biting his daughter
Sophie Inge · 5 Sep 2013, 10:22
Published: 05 Sep 2013 10:22 GMT+02:00
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The dog owner, identified as Renald, hung his three-year-old pet dog Pollux, of the Tibetan Lhassa Apso breed, from a beam in his garage in, just two weeks after he bought the dog.
When questioned by police, the man defended his actions saying: “It bit my daughter and I panicked.” He told officers that his 2-year-old daughter had to have five stitches as a result of the bite.
However Le Parisien newspaper quoted a source close to the case who contradicted Renald's version saying the wound was “not very serious” at all.
The hanging, which took palce in July 2010 resulted in the 25-year-old man being initially sentenced to five months in prison in December 2011.
He was also slapped with a €1000 fine payable to the Brigitte-Bardot Foundation, a charity set up by the actress to raise awareness of cruelty to animals and rescue any in need.
However Renald had appealed the sentence but on Tuesday this week a court in the Paris suburb of Corbeil-Essonnes upheld the punishment.