The cow was lying helpless on the floor of the slaughterhouse of Hinwil in the Zürcher Oberland, as they had been delivered, could not walk. However, instead of the immediate killing of the animal to arrange, he called in the veterinarian, the Manager, without informing him about the Situation.
The Manager tried to bring the animal with the help of a fork lift to get Up. When he saw that this would be unsuccessful, he ordered the immediate killing of the cow on the spot. During the filming of the veterinarian with his cell phone, was in front of him. This Video he sent to the cantonal veterinary office.
animal in the yard to kill
it was him trying to lead the authorities to the abuses at the slaughterhouse before our eyes, as he said later, before the district court. In accordance with the rules of a gehunfähiges animal that is too big needs to be killed, to wear it in the battle rooms in the yard. The meat must not be processed, and in the trade. That was a shame, and hurt him every Time, said the Accused.
However, the veterinarian has been sentenced. With his behavior he made the animal cruelty by omission is guilty, said the judge at the oral judgment opening. He had seen according to its own information immediately upon unloading, the animal was unable to walk due to an injury. He had not killed it immediately, but an unnecessary Strain exposed to.
It was only a matter of evidence video
he had the Manager "deliberately run into the knife". He did not inform him about the condition of the cow. In the trial, he had said, he had known in advance that the Manager "will make a mistake". It was him went to the video proof for the veterinary office.
The Motivation was for the judge, while understandable. It could not but be that an animal had to suffer so unnecessarily. After all, it had acted, however, only a few minutes and also the Overexertion "could be worse" – the fault of the veterinarian was "overall easy".
punishment was the judge. She justified this with the long duration of the proceedings – was the incident in February 2015 , the conduct of convicted animal doctor since then, and the insignificance of guilt and Crime. The cost of the procedure, the veterinarian must carry. The managing Director, said the court, free from guilt and punishment. He didn't know how the Situation and the condition of the cow are. Although he had requested, he was not informed. (hub)
Created: 20.11.2019, 16:18 PM