€2,500 fine for French national who threw two kittens into the sea

A French man, aged 21, who threw two kittens into the sea was fined €2,500 after he pleaded guilty.

Brieux Reungoat admitted that on 9 June at around 7.30 p.m. in St Julian’s he caused the cats, which were not chipped, to undergo unnecessary suffering.

When handing down the sentence, Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech described his behaviour as cowardly because he used force on helpless animals.

She insisted that this kind of behaviour has no place in civilised society where one expects animals to be cared for and not tortured.

“The way one treats animals is a mirror and a tangible measures of one’s humanity, morality, and civility,” she added.

The Police report was filed by a LESA official who even managed to save the two kittens from drowning.

The Prosecution was led by Inspector Matthew Grech.


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