Prison for beating horse to death

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A MAN will spend eight months in prison for beating his horse to death in Manacor in December 2012.

The events took place at Manacor racecourse, when the racehorse, named Sorky, had a bad race and he lost a lot of money.

He was given an eight-month sentence by a judge in Palma, which he accepted. His defence asked for the prison sentence to be suspended or for the accused to be allowed to do community service instead. The Balearic Lawyers’ Association for the Rights of Animals, the private accusers in the case, opposed this, and the judge refused the request, ordering that the man enter prison. She said that there was no doubt that this was excessively violent, causing the horse to suffer before killing it in rage.

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