Monday, July 28, 2014

Elephant killer Seine-et-Marne: the owner is acquitted

Elephant killer Seine-et-Marne: the owner is acquitted
Sciences et Avenir with AFPBy Sciences et Avenir with AFP
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Posted on 28-07-2014 at 2:03 p.m.
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The pachyderm Tanya had killed a horn blast an octogenarian on September 8, 2013, with owner was tried for "manslaughter".
An elephant dressage (c) AFP An elephant dressage (c) AFP

"INVOLUNTARY HOMICIDE." Le Meaux Criminal Court issued Monday, July 28, 2014 Decision on owner Tanya the elephant that killed an octogenarian with a horn blast after a circus in a small town in the Seine-et -Marne.

This accident took place rare September 8, 2013 in Lizy-sur-Ourcq, a small town of 3,600 inhabitants in the world famous capitals because its cemetery houses the tomb of Bouglione family graves and other big names of the circus.

An African elephant, which had just regained his enclosure electrified after a number, was released with a tarp that was nearby. The pachyderm had then taken a second enclosure formed barriers and trailers.

On the sound of the horn, the animal had five tons broke a 84-year-old man who was playing bowls on the village square. Thrown to the ground and injured, the local farmer died after being hospitalized and helicopter.