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The death of Mévy: the hour of reckoning has struck

The death of Mévy: the hour of reckoning has struck

Mis à jour le 03 January 2020

On April 11th, a new tribunal was held to shed light on the last moments of the tigress Mévy, killed in a cowardly way on November 24th, 2017 by her keeper in a Parisian dead-end road.

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The sessions are linked to the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris. To defend the memory and the rights of the young tigress Mévy and to go beyond this and into her killing, within the framework for our direct quotation of a voluntary slaughter of an animal. We have already participated in two hearings this year, the second took place on April 11th, 2019.

Commercial Motivation

As a reminder, while our complaint back in 2017, immediately after the facts, had been shamefully dismissed, we initiated direct proceedings against the owner of the Bormann circus who detained the feline, let her escape and preferred to shoot her out of sight rather than keep her cornered until the arrival of reinforcements that would have allowed for her capture.

During the hearing on April 11th, our lawyer was able to speak for Mévy and bring about many elements incriminating her owner. She notably underlined that if the trainer had chosen to kill the tigress, it was only for financial gain. The circus had indeed moved to the 15th arrondissement. With Mévy on the run, he risked losing his plot and being prosecuted for crimes. So, he preferred to shoot, to eliminate this annoying witness, rather than to wait for an outside intervention ... And commit an irretrievable act.

A life is priceless

Who cares? Since this tragedy, the circus has quietly continued its performances and has received a financial windfall. However, this tigress was unique, irreplaceable. Her value, like that of each living being, lay in a whole other dimension, that of the financial field. She was an individual, she had a breath, she had emotions, feelings and also had a great intelligence.

Today, she is no longer breathing. The one who - by his own admission - had "bottle-fed" her, the one who had deprived her of her freedom to do her thing. The one who had negligently allowed her to escape and eventually kill her, without hesitation with three bullets, while she was lying prostrate at the bottom of a dead-end road. We cannot close our eyes. If we cannot save Mévy, we will fight to the end to represent her, we will attend as many hearings as it takes to plead her case ... and to allow her to end up being heard !

Marie-Sophie Bazin
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Annie | Tuesday 23 April 2019

La triste fin de cette jeune tigresse doit être sévèrement sanctionnée. Non seulement le dresseur a commis une erreur en la laissant s'échapper, mais encore il ne l'a pas assumée et a lâchement tué cette bête innocente qui n'a pas dû comprendre que son maître la trahisse honteusement. On devrait lui interdire à vie de posséder des animaux. Et les animaux sauvages ne doivent plus être détenus dans les cirques, ni dans les zoos.

BENTHE | Tuesday 23 April 2019

Je suis chagrinée par la mort de MEVY, cette belle créature......
Je pleure pour elle, comme tant d'autres personnes dévouées à la cause animale.....
Merci à ONE VOICE - de votre combat sans relâche, de vos efforts infatigables pour que lumière soit faite sur cette maudite affaire, et justice aussi, évidemment!

Christine | Monday 22 April 2019

Stop aux horreurs !

jubjub | Sunday 21 April 2019

Ce dresseur n'a pas fait seulement de cruauté, déjà inadmissible, mais également d'incompétence. Une sanction dissuasive doit être prononcée afin de dissuader tous ceux qui considèrent et traitent les animaux comme des objets ou des souffre-douleurs. Il serait grand temps d'interdire les animaux sauvages dans les cirques et structures similaires.