the increasingly determined thugs

INVESTIGATION – Robberies, assaults in the middle of the street, burglaries … The thugs no longer hesitate to brutalize dog owners, hoping to amass a few thousand euros for resale.

Will the future law against animal abuse strengthen the fight against dog theft? Each year in France, they would be nearly 75,000 to disappear in the shadow of ever more zealous thugs, no longer hesitating to act in broad daylight, under the eyes of witnesses and surveillance cameras. Thefts which have greatly increased in recent months, if we are to believe all the players in the field that Le Figaro questioned, namely law enforcement, volunteers, Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) and animal stores.

«There are no figures to prove it, but it’s a disaster right now, denounce to Figaro the spokesperson for the Animal Protection Brigade, an association mainly made up of volunteer police and gendarmes. Thieves no longer hesitate to cut the leashes in the streets, invest gardens, burglarize … There are even contracts on the heads of dogs spotted upstream, executed by certain kidnapping specialists.»

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