By Cathy Elelman • 14 August 2020 • 14:26
APPEAL: “His death cannot have been in vain”, the campaign organisers write.
CREDIT: Ajuntament de Manacor Facebook @ajmanacor
A campaign is demanding justice for the feral cat which was tortured to death in Manacor.
Tens of thousands have signed the “Justicia para Grisito” petition on the Change.org platform, which calls for a change to the penal code and improvements to municipal bylaws, and for the maximum legal sentence to be applied in the case.
“His death cannot have been in vain… but the beginning of a change”, the organisers write.
They describe the cat as having been part of the Manacor landscape, “whose only crime was to live on the street and find a way to live as best he could.”
They go on to say that the people of Manacor were appalled by what happened to the animal, but express the hope that its suffering will help other streets cats through legal change.
Police have arrested two youngsters on animal cruelty charges for the horrific torture of the cat on a Manacor street in the early hours of August 8.
Its desperate cries alerted local residents, who informed the police.
Witnesses reported they had seen four young people doing unspeakably cruel things to the creature, leaving it dead.
The police investigation remains open to try and identify the two other individuals.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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