The two animals were discovered in the Bellevue district, in Nantes, this Tuesday, July 20, day of Eid-el-Kebir. Four people were arrested, rue du Bois-de-la-Musse.
Four men were arrested by the police on Tuesday July 20, around 11:25 am, rue du Bois-de-la-Musse, in the Bellevue district, in Nantes. They are suspected of having slaughtered two sheep, on the occasion of Eid-el-Kebir, the great festival of Muslims.
The faithful, for the most part, obtain a sheep or part of the animal that was killed in a slaughterhouse, according to very strict regulations. Slaughtering outside of an official structure is prohibited in France and punishable by a fine of € 15,000 and six months’ imprisonment.
The four suspects, obviously, ignored these measures.
The two animals were hung on a fence, in the middle of the street, in order to “Eviscerate them more easily”, according to their explanations, reports a police source. They also allegedly claimed that “The sheep did not suffer when they were turned towards Mecca”. The four men say they have “Bought the sheep from a breeder, from the black”.
A third animal found alive
A third sheep was discovered alive, in a van, and will be handed over to the Sous mon aile association, specializing in animal protection.
The suspects, prosecuted for acts of cruelty to animals, will be the subject of an appearance on prior admission of guilt (CRPC), at the Nantes court.