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CARINTHIA, Austria – An Austrian who agreed to care for a dog from an animal shelter stabbed him to death with a kitchen knife to get some practice killing his ex.
The allegation was made by the man when he was interviewed by police officers about the killing of the dog near the city of Klagenfurt in the Austrian state of Carinthia. The three-year-old dog named Roxy was found stabbed to death in a garbage dump in late January.
The dog, a mixed breed Shepherd-Doberman, had been placed under the care of an unnamed 40-year-old man by the local animal welfare center, TIKO.
TIKO director Kristina Koschier said they had never seen a similar case and no one could explain the brutality of the murder.Information recently leaked revealed that the prosecutor decided to take him into custody after admitting that it was a test run for an attack on a former lover.
It is unclear why he decided to confess when questioned by police officers, but the recording prompted authorities to arrest the man who is still in custody.
The suspect was able to get the dog after volunteering to look after Roxy for a period of time while the center looked for a permanent home, which shouldn’t be long.
However, TIKO members grew suspicious after the suspect failed to come forward, prompting them to trace the dog’s chip to the dump.
The suspect was able to get the dog after volunteering to look after Roxy for a period of time while the center looked for a permanent home. (Tiko / Newsflash)
Roxy had stab wounds all over his body, which research suggests were probably done with a kitchen knife.
The suspect remains in custody, but it is unclear when his trial is expected.
According to a report by the Animal Welfare Index, the Animal Welfare Act, amended in 2017, is the most important animal welfare act in Austria. This law defines animals as “fellow creatures” for humans and applies largely to all vertebrates, cephalopods and decapod crustaceans.
“Austria has banned the tattooing and death of the skin, fur or feathers of an animal. In 2017, online advertising of pets for sale was banned, ”it said. “On May 16, 2017, the Minister for Hunting and Rural Affairs in the Austrian province of Lower Austria announced a ban on hunting captive-bred wild animals in enclosures.”
The Federal Ministry of Health is responsible for animal welfare in Austria and works with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management on animal welfare issues for farm animals. Each of the nine Austrian federal states appoints an animal welfare officer as an independent, non-governmental representative of animal welfare interests.
“At the federal level there are three animal welfare organizations,” says the study.
“The Animal Welfare Commission advises the Ministry of Health directly on animal welfare issues, especially with regard to its animal welfare work plan. The Animal Welfare Council drafts position papers using the latest scientific evidence available, and the Animal Welfare Enforcement Council monitors compliance with animal welfare laws. “
(Edited by Saptak Datta and Vaibhav Vishwanath Pawar)
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