Wednesday 12 December 2018 | 66

Cooky ended up choked to death in a trap for a fox

Cooky ended his life in a fox trap in the worst kind of pain. His torturer heard people calling for the dog and yet he left it dying over several days. When he contacted the family, it was to get rid of Cooky’s body. One Voice defends his memory in court and asks for an exemplary sentence.

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Cooky ended his life in a fox trap in the worst kind of pain. His torturer heard people calling for the dog and yet he left it dying over several days. When he contacted the family, it was to get rid of Cooky’s body. One Voice defends his memory in court and asks for an exemplary sentence.

Cooky loved to walk alone. His collar and his chip allowed his owners to feel assured. They adopted him after finding him homeless when a baby, injured in his neck. This kind of survivor had a taste for the great outdoors. And if he disappeared, he always returned after a few hours of escaping.

But on the Thursday of November 29th2018, Cooky did not return. The whole family then went looking for him, thoroughly searching the surrounding area for several kilometres by car and by foot, they continued the next day and the days that followed. On December 1st, they searched for him in the area where his executioner lived. Cooky must have heard their calls but he was already caught in the fox trap that was slowly suffocating him and could not answer them. What a terrible anxiety for him and his family!

The poor dog would have struggled, worried and panicked for many hours, unfortunately worsening his situation. He would have eventually suffocated and lost consciousness before taking his last breath ... The seriousness of his suffering is detailed in the report of the veterinarian. Thinking of it breaks our hearts.

The torturer would have also heard people calling their dog. Still, he did not move. He did nothing to free Cooky, and left him in agony for several days in the trap!

Where is basic compassion? Where is empathy? The fate of Cooky is a drama, the same for the foxes whom this trap was intended for. The life of forest animals is as valuable as that of those who share our lives. The coldness of this man shows us once again that violence does not depend on the victim or its species, but on the lack of humanity from the one who inflicts it.

The villain in this tragic story even went further by contacting the family a week after Cooky's disappearance: he had to pay to bury him and he did not intend spending any money on that. It was only during the conversation that Cooky's owner, the one who eventually picked him up, his throat in blood, understood that his companion was dead. And in going to collect his lifeless body, he heard for himself how this man had trapped and let him die before his eyes ...

We have pressed charges for the family in shock and for Cooky, for the cruelty, the wilful harm inflicted on an animal, and for the unauthorized trapping. Our Zoé Cell will represent them at the trial and demand an exemplary sentence! To support us in this fight, please sign our petition denouncing violence against pets.

Jessica Lefèvre-Grave
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In the subject

Cruel traps for birds, move along there is nothing to see!
For the birds: One Voice against the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition at the State Council, Monday December 17th

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Blaise | Thursday 17 January 2019

J'ai moi même eu un de mes chiens ( Cavalier King Charles ) piégé dans ces immondes pièges, j'ai eu la chance d'intervenir assez tôt. Le renard un nuisible ... et les chasseurs ? ils ne sont que des ignorants !

Anna | Sunday 30 December 2018

Indefendable

marinette | Friday 28 December 2018

Comment peut on assister à l'agonie d'un pauvre animal innocent ? Il faut être d'une telle cruauté qu'il devrait y avoir des prisons pour les criminels d'animaux. cet homme est un monstre. J'espère qu'il paiera le prix fort pour son acte criminel. 5 ans de prison ferme et 30000 euros d'amende, il faudrait que soient appliquées les peines peut être que ça le ferait réfléchir à 2 fois avant de mettre des pièges. Que justice soit faîte pour Cooky. Repose en paix petit amour. J'espère que ton bourreau sera puni à la hauteur de son acte.

Isaline | Saturday 22 December 2018

Mon Dieu pauvre chien comme il à du souffrir!
Ce monstre mérite une peine exemplaire pour avoir laisser ce chien
souffrir alors qu'il savait ce fait!
c'est intolérable de laisser faire de tels actes.
Ceci dit ces pièges devraient être interdits,j'imagine aussi ces pauvres renards!!