After shocking dog abuse, Norwegian animal protection group wants harsher punishments

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Following the case in which ten people have been charged with sexual abuse of dogs, the animal protection organization Noah is demanding stricter punishment for animal cruelty.

Noah believes that the sentence of three years is not in line with a normal sense of justice.

“Many of the dogs that have abused still have injuries, and a total of eight dogs have been killed after the case became known,” NOAH leader Siri Martinsen noted in a press release.

“There is little doubt that the maximum penalty of three years is not high enough punishment for the perpetrators, who have exposed the dogs to unimaginable suffering over several years,” she emphasized.

Another person charged with abuse of dogs on Wednesday

A man in his 30s from Sør-Rogaland was charged with sexual abuse of dogs on Wednesday. He is the tenth person to be charged in the case.

According to newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad, the police cannot rule out more arrests in the case.

In addition to the ten people accused in Norway, two people living in other European countries are also suspects.

“The arrested person in Sør-Rogaland is currently charged with sexual abuse of dogs,” police attorney Christine Kleppa noted.

The accused has pleaded guilty. He was released on Wednesday after being questioned.

A man in Haugesund and a man in Trondheim are considered the main suspects in the case.

According to TV 2, the police have never seen such a comprehensive and severe animal abuse case.

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