Egyptian court sentences cart driver to 1 year in jail for brutally beating horse

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Jan 2023

A Luxor misdemeanor court sentenced on Monday a cart driver in the Upper Egyptian city to one year in prison for brutally beating his horse after a video of the incident caused a public outrage.

File Photo:  Al Ahram
File Photo: Al Ahram


The sentence can be appealed.

The 40-year-old man was apprehended last week after a video of him battering a horse went viral on social media triggering a public outcry and calls for his arrest.

Cruelty to animals in Egypt is punishable by prison terms as well as fines as per the country's criminal code.

In 2015, four Egyptian men were sentenced to three years in prison for torturing and slaughtering a dog in an incident which was caught on camera and stirred widespread outrage.

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