It was in 2016 that the SPA and in this connection the department’s veterinary services began …
It was in 2016 that the SPA and in that regard the department’s veterinary services began to investigate the kennel for the Guardian Angels of Grace. Two owners complained after buying unhealthy puppies from him.
Out of control
In Lubbon, inspectors discover an out of control kennel. While the utilization of the forties is limited to 49 dogs, more than a hundred of them distributed in wooden huts are cleaned and devoid of hard soil. ‘The inspector writes in his report that the dogs wade through the water when it rains. Their excrement is wasted on the ground, they trample them, ”the judge explains. Undisturbed, the defendant draws his cards: “I have a voice recording from the inspector who says that my installations are compatible”. “You say you work from 6am to 11pm, summer and winter, but how do you take care of your animals when it’s dark, when there’s no electricity in your enclosures? “, Is surprised M.e Maréchal-Gaillard, lawyer for the Brigitte-Bardot Foundation (civil party, like SPA). “I’m taking my flashlight,” the person replies.
“I have a voice recording of the inspector saying my installations are compatible”
After five years, the situation worsened despite successive formal announcements. “The fence is still not up to standard, dogs can bite each other. Many animals suffer from various pathologies, coats, fleas, kennel coughs, conjunctivitis, ear infections. The animals are very scared, ”the judge explains. “I have a couple of cocker spaniels with concerns about dry eyes, but at 7 a.m. I had not yet given them their drops,” she explains, referring to the surgical shock that had allowed the seizure of his 218 dogs in June 2021. Me Egea, for SPA, sums up: “It was a dog factory. »
The proof of the picture
The abuse described has led to nutritional deficiencies in the dogs. “Impossible,” Karen Toubiana rejects. They had croquettes at will! Said croquettes, we detect them on the screen when images are projected at the request of the public prosecutor. Thrown on the beaten ground they cast. “And there we see plants growing in the shelters, how do you explain that?” The prosecutor asks. “There is life! »
How was this breeder able to manage 258 dogs on his own, and why did their number keep growing? For the public prosecutor, the answer is clear: “Money is the tendon of war. When we sell an average of 1,000 euros for a dog, we ask for the sum in cash, we brew colossal amounts all year round! “As it looks, we are talking about 131,000 euros raised in cash over four years. And the Attorney General to expose the manager’s imaginative accounts, reserving an Excel line for cash payments, “a line that is not declared afterwards”. “No, actually. It allowed me to invest in the kennel.” “Where is it? What works?” The prosecutor asks. “In fact, you have lost your footing in your breeding,” which he describes as an “ATM.”
“Ignorance and incompetence”
Astonished at the defendant’s attitude at the bar, “which reveals her unconsciousness and her incompetence”, M.e Maréchal-Gaillard claims, in addition to 2,000 euros for non-pecuniary damage, that the defendant never again has the right to own an animal. For his part, “given the total absence of interrogation of Mme Toubiana and the risk of recidivism “, the prosecutor asks for a mixed sentence: nine months ‘imprisonment, fifteen months’ conditional imprisonment over two years, a five-year ban on working with animals and a fine of 10,000 euros (including half conditional).
After midnight, the defense finally speaks and tries to minimize the facts. Me Peneau insists on “the efforts made by Karen Toubiana to bring her kennel into line”. “She’s too honest, too direct, but do not judge her character.”
The decision is reserved for 4 October.