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For Léa

For Léa

Mis à jour le 20 March 2018

Over the course of the last three years, Léa has suffered immensely. Her neighbors often heard her screams, but they never spoke up. Finally, someone dared to file a complaint. Now, after all of this time, her ordeal is finally over.

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There are no words to describe Léa's nightmarish experience. During a three-year period this small kind dog was repeatedly raped by her owner. This was a man who was already known to the authorities for sexually assaulting minors under fifteen years old. Given this information, no animal, or human for that matter, should have been left alone in his care.

After being rescued, Léa was looked after by the SPA-Canche-Authie until her adoption. Yet even now, she is still traumatized from the horrors she endured. According to the host family currently rehabilitating her, she still reacts when anyone approaches her hindquarters. The vet also reported observing wounds on her ears and neck. Her offender even admitted to hitting her "a bit to shut her up." Unfortunately, Léa was not his only victim: young girls were also subjected to his abuse. How could this happen?

For the past several years, One Voice has been working to bring attention to the link between all kinds of violence. The fight against cruelty must not discriminate between human and animal victims: all violence must be considered equally. In 2007, One Voice sponsored a conference addressing "the relationship between animal cruelty and violence against humans, " in the United Kingdom, where this connection is more widely accepted than in France.

One Voice strives not only to protect companion animals, but also for them be recognized under the law. In order to achieve this goal, it is essential that witnesses are not afraid to testify— Léa was saved because someone dared to speak up. One Voice encourages you to report any suspicious behavior to the Zoe Unit and our investigators will take care of the rest.

On March 17, 2016, Léa's former owner was judged in court and One Voice represented Léa as a civil party. He was sentenced to a year in prison and a permanent ban on owning animals. He did not appeal this decision.

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Helline | Friday 15 January 2021

Mais notre magistrature est aveugle ou cela arrange-t-il certains?

janine | Monday 05 March 2018

Qu'est-ce qu'il fait encore en liberté ce récidiviste surtout qu'il a agressé des jeunes filles. Les malades de ce genre on les enferme. Comme le dit Sylvia on les envoie à Cayenne. Que fait la Justice ? Quand on lit les verdicts pour certains crimes il y a de quoi se poser des questions. 1 an de prison c'est pas cher payé.

Ida | Thursday 21 September 2017

Cool 1 an de prison ... et après on recommence !!!

Caro | Sunday 25 September 2016

Qui vérifie régulièrement (sans prévenir) qu'il ne détient réellement plus jamais d'animal d'aucune espèce?

One Voice | Tuesday 27 September 2016

Bonjour, One Voice suit avec les autorités ce monsieur qui est toujours en prison pour le moment. Nous ne lâchons rien ! Bien cordialement :)