Man arrested for dragging donkey tied to his car in Spain

Animal News : Man arrested for dragging donkey tied to his car in Spain

Authorities have charged a man with animal cruelty after he dragged a donkey tied to his vehicle in Spain. The 63-year-old man dragged the animal for three kilometers on a road in Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona.

The incident, captured on video by onlookers and released by Spanish police on Tuesday, has sparked widespread outrage.

The distressing scene happened on October 28, when motorists witnessed and recorded the van cruelly pulling the donkey. The animal is seen struggling to keep up with the speed of the car and eventually collapsing.

Witnesses shouted and honked their cars in an attempt to stop the van. They eventually succeeded to stop the car and called the police. When police officers arrived at the scene, they confiscated the donkey and reported the driver for animal abuse.

The animal was transported to a local animal refuge. Veterinarians said the donkey physically survived being dragged, but the animal suffered severe stress. He will need time to recover from the trauma.

The publication of the footage has led to a public outcry and the condemnation of the offender on social media. “We cannot tolerate these actions being repeated, which is why we demand a reform of the law regarding animal abuse that includes effective prison sentences,” the Spanish political party PACMA said.

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