The Mayor of Torah declares as imputed by the fatal shooting of a dog - Lleida | Pets

    Posted by pets | 22 April 2013

    The Mayor of Torah declares as imputed by the fatal shooting of a dog – Lleida

    The Mayor, After declaring in Solsona ACN's Court

    The Mayor, After declaring in Solsona ACN's Court

    Mercè Valls maintains that not witnessed the Act and that it did not give any instruction concerning

    The Mayor of Torah, Mercè Valls, said Monday at the courthouse in Solsona as imputed by the case of the fatal shooting of a dog in public the past 29 in March of 2012. Valls has been imputed as co-author of a crime against the rights of animals, Since the month of January was quoted to declare the consistory Councillor Josep Maria Alsina as the perpetrator of the shooting to a dog in the middle of the street. The Attorney for the environmental group Ipcena - who has filed the complaint -, Carles López, He explained that in his statement the Mayor has alleged that City Hall had no resources to take care of the animal and that she not witnessed the execution of the abandoned dog neither nor gave any instruction.

    In statements to the press, Valls has assured that in his statement he explained how happened the facts and has stated that it has “respect for Justice” by being quoted to declare as imputed. Even so, the Mayor did not want to give details of his statement because “the case is under trial”.

    By your side, the Attorney for the environmental group Ipcena - who has filed the complaint -, Carles López, He said that the Mayor, in his statement, “It has alleged that the Town Hall had no resources to take charge of the animal and that she not witnessed the execution of the dog”. According to López, Valls said that “not witnessed the shooting against the animal, While he said that he heard them, and it has also stated that it did not give any instruction to the Deputy Mayor”.

    The lawyer of Ipcena said that the ecological entity considers the Mayor responsible for the facts, to the extent that “It corresponds to control what the members of the Government team and, therefore, You cannot tolerate or accept the execution of an animal to the public via”. According to López, “We argue that she acted as Mayor and that he had direct collaboration with the facts, While not materially because she not fired, but in control of the situation”.

    The facts

    The incident took place the 29 March of the 2012. After the City Council of Torah attempts to find someone who take care of an abandoned dog that had in the population, It was the service of protection of the Natura (Seprona) who captured and tied the animal to a stick, but the agents of this body were place leaving the dog and alleging that charge could not be. The animal was tied to the outskirts of the village, near a residence of grandparents, a children's playground and soccer field.

    It was then when Alsina, before the Mayor and other witnesses, I would have fired three shots with a shotgun. The death of the animal created controversy in the village, and different fora and banners hung in the street wanted to denounce the death of the dog. As a result of the facts, Alsina of the post of Deputy Mayor who occupied and lost the municipal responsibilities that had dismissed the Mayor of Torah, While continued as Councillor.

    On that occasion, the Court of first instance of Solsona issued the dismissal of the case because it was considered that it was not sufficiently justified the perpetration of a crime.

    Source: LaVanguardia

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