legal trouble for the mistress

In a statement à SNRTnews, Youssef Rharib announced his decision to file a lawsuit and prosecute the young woman who posted a video in which she is seen inciting her dog to kill the kitten in Fez. This decision followed the multiple calls of Moroccan Internet users to prosecute this woman. But restoring justice in such a case means remedying a “legal handicap,” the lawyer notes. “Apart from a few articles, which in fact protect the interests of the ‘owners’, there are no laws or punishments adapted to the seriousness of the crimes committed every day against powerless beings,” he said.

To read: Cat killed by a dog in Fez: the mistress risks big

Due to this legal shortcoming, Youssef Rharib relied on an in-depth study. It is a matter of identifying the circumstances of the incident, identifying the best way to approach the case and developing a legal arrangement for the case. “The file consists of two parts,” he explains. “We find articles 601 to 603 in the Penal Code. They provide for a maximum fine of DH 1,200,” he said. According to the lawyer, the provisions of these articles remain limited, however, because they protect the interests of human owners, and do not make the animal the subject who is truly protected.

To read: Morocco: wave of outrage against a case of animal abuse

Youssef Rharib understands when he is arguing about the international declaration of animal rights. Article 3 of the text stipulates in the third article that “no animal shall be subjected to defective treatment or cruel treatment” and that “the dead animal shall be treated with decency”, so sur d ‘autres volets juridiques.

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