Man sentenced for instigating animal cruelty

An Athens court handed a one-year suspended prison term sentence for animal cruelty to the owner of a dog.

The court ruled that the man had instigated a vicious attack on the dog and also ordered him to pay a 5,000 euro fine.

According to Skai, the incident took place last week, when the man ordered an employee to tie the dog to the back of a car and drag it along Souliou Avenue in Marathonas, western Attica.

The dog’s ordeal came to an end when drivers who witnessed the scene blocked the car.

The dog?s owner reportedly claimed that the animal had caused damage to his garden.

The case marked the first time a Greek court handed a guilty sentence over instigating animal cruelty charges.

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