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Animal abuse

What is animal abuse?

Animal abuse is an act of mistreating animals.

This mistreatment can be deliberate such as beating up or passive like deprivation or negligence of the animal.

Who has the right to initiate an investigation on an animal abuse case?

Anyone who witnesses acts of negligence towards an animal can the assistance of private detective to bring these acts to light.

Animal rights associations can also initiate an investigation by a private detective in the event of reports of acts of mistreatment.

How does a private investigator intervene in an animal abuse case?

The private detective will , always in respect of the law, set up various means of investigation such as investigation of neighbors or surveillance.

The private detective mission will be to highlight all the violations listed in the penal code in relation of animal abuse, such as:

  • Non voluntary attacks on the life or integrity of animals (article R653-1 of the Penal Code)
  • Mistreatment of animals (article R654-1 of the Penal Code)
  • Voluntary attacks on the life of an animal (article R655-1 of the Penal Code)
  • Serious abuse or acts of cruelty toward animals or to abandon an animal (article 521-1 of the Penal Code)

Why calling on a private investigator on an animal abuse case?

The detective’s intervention will bring evidences in a case of animal abuse, whether to compile a report for the police or within the context of legal proceedings.

The purpose of the private detective’s report will therefore be to stop the and eventually to bring the perpetrator in front of a court of law and be sentenced by the courts.


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