Causa DM-112-412

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Type of court
Abstract

FFGC had an orchard in the town of Les Bons (Encamp), with a house where chickens and rabbits were housed. In January 2012, FFGC found that a wild animal had made a hole under the fence and killed 7 chickens. She decided to place a trap to capture the wild animal.
Later that month, FFGc observed that an animal had been trapped, she took a hoe and hit the animal in the head killing it.
The animal in question was a badger, a protected specie.
FFGC was charged with misdemeanor hunting of protected species.
The court of first Instance, tribunal de Batlles, sentenced FFGC to 1 month of home detention by night-time and a fine of 500 € for hunting protected species.
The defendant appealed against the sentence, but the court of appeal did not find grounds to reverse it, so it was upheld to the full extent. (Provided by: UNODC SHERLOC)

Language of document
English
Species
Badger
Transnational
No
Appealed
No
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