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Man Fined for Killing Dog in West Fjords

By Iceland Review

The West Fjords District Court ruled on Monday that a man found guilty of having drowned a Labrador by tying its front and hind legs, fastening it to car tires and throwing it in the ocean is to pay ISK 100,000 (USD 786, EUR 612) in fine and be barred from keeping animals for the next five years.

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Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The man is also to cover legal costs of ISK 37,650 (USD 296, EUR 230) and be imprisoned for 30 days if he violates probation in the coming two years, ruv.is reports.

The man was quick to confess to the crime, explaining it was motivated by his concern for the welfare of an infant in the home.

The judge did not take his explanations into consideration. However, “the defendant’s unambiguous confession and clear criminal record are to be considered mitigating circumstances,” the verdict reads.

The verdict states that it was the man’s determined intention to kill the animal. Even though only one animal was concerned, it is considered to be a serious violation of animal protection laws.

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