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The Civil Guard is investigating two people for the violent sacrifice of two hunting dogs (10/03/2016)

They are credited with authorship of the alleged crime of animal abuse resulting in death

The dogs were killed by two gunshot wounds in the skull

Meritorious has enjoyed the cooperation of citizens through the mobile application 'Alertcops'

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia has developed the operation 'CAN' to investigate the violent sacrifice of two hunting dogs in an area of ​​Moratalla, the result of which have been investigated two people on suspicion of felony animal abuse resulting death.

The animals had two separate shots to the head.

The investigation began when the Civil Guard received through 'Alercops' citizen security application for mobile devices, the announcement of a hiker who have heard several shots communicated in a rural area of ​​the municipality of Moratalla.

The caller reported that moments after hearing the gunshots saw two people thrown from inside a farm, which he found the lifeless body of a dog.

Service operators of the Meritorious placed, thanks to the GPS signal geolocation sent by the 'Alercops' application, the place where he had made the call, a site place between the villages of Zaén and Benizar the municipality of Moratalla.

This information was provided to specialists Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) of the Civil Guard who went to the site to respond to the alert generated by citizens through 'Alercops'.

The Civil Guard began a search and tracking device that tested positive with the discovery of the body of two dogs, who had open skull, supposedly, by the impact of hunting ammunition.

The animals were in the outer perimeter of a country house which also housed several kennels with at least twelve dogs.

The Civil Guard has identified the inhabitants of the house, two men, 40 and 49, residents of Archena and Moratalla, respectively, one owner of slaughtered animals, which have been investigated as suspected of the crime of animal abuse resulting death.

The investigation ended with the withdrawal and deposit used a hunting rifle allegedly to kill the dogs.

Persons under investigation and the proceedings initiated have been made available to the Court of Instruction No. 1 of Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia).

The weapon has been deposited intervened in Intervention Arms and Explosives of the Civil Guard in Caravaca de la Cruz.

Violent sacrifice of hunting dogs

Where the hunting dogs used for hunting and sport utility which, by disease or aging, is reviled by their owners who cruelly slaughtered, come to swell the criminal type of animal abuse resulting in death.

The amendment to the Criminal Code reinforces the established penalties for such practices, with imprisonment of three months to one year and one special disqualification to three years for the exercise of profession, trade or business that is related to animals.

The Civil Guard recalls that there are legal methods for slaughtering animals with the use of quick and painless techniques, supervised by veterinarians and made in facilities equipped for such practices.


The Ministry of the Interior, through the Ministry of State Security, launched in 2014, a mobile application that facilitates communication with citizens Forces and State Security to warn of potential criminal situations.

This is the first free mobile application that serves as a two-way channel between citizens and the police, and allows easy and intuitive way, sent from a smartphone one geographic location alert offense or risk of which is being victim or witness, to be served quickly and efficiently.

To download the application you just have to register as a new user by providing your data and enable the GPS, then you received an SMS with a validation code.

From that moment, the user can select from the menu icons alert you want to send.

"Alertcops" is available in stores for Android (Play Store) and iOS (App Store) operating systems is expected soon develop the application for other systems and practical- download is free.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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