They are accused of beating a dog they thought had attacked and killed more than 30 of their sheep.
On that day in January 2010, one of the suspects allegedly entered a farm in Cami dels Reis (
The shepherd ‘grabbed, dragged and pinned the dog down to put a rope around its neck’, according to the prosecutor.
Once restrained, he started beating the dog with a stick on its head and body until it lost consciousness.
He then threw him over at gate onto a road where he waited for the other shepherd who came with a van to take the dog to a nearby forest where they apparently continued to beat the dog.
Although the dog survived, it is now disabled.