A man has been taken into custody after reportedly kicking a cat into the water while eating at a Greek restaurant, NDTV reports.
It is possible that the guy may be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail and a maximum €50,000 ($52,649) punishment if he is charged with and convicted of animal abuse. Three persons are seen sitting outside at a beach restaurant on the Greek island of Evia in the horrifying footage.
After being taken to a veterinarian for inspection, it was discovered that the kitten had not been harmed. On social media in Greece, the video aroused widespread indignation, which resulted in the guy being apprehended. Violence against animals is prohibited, according to Greece’s police minister, who denounced the diner’s actions.
Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Facebook:
“A while ago a person was arrested by the Greek Police who kicked and flew a kitten into the sea. Violence against animals is unacceptable.
The government has passed a strict law on protecting animals from abuse which is now in effect, but in every case this is a matter of humanity and culture.
I am deeply saddened for those who abuse animals and for those who tolerate it. I heartily salute those who pointed out the issue. The reason now belongs to Greek justice.”
It’s worth noting that, according to Newsweek, the Greek government has authorized proposals to make animal abuse a crime punishable by up to 10 years in jail starting in 2020. Individuals who commit acts of animal mistreatment may be subject to a fine ranging from $5,273 to $15,820.
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