The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and that of Agriculture Julien Denormandie are moving to the Oise on Monday after the mutilation of around thirty horses or ponies since the beginning of the year. Serge Lecomte, president of the French Equestrian Federation, welcomes the “efforts” to raise awareness.
« Everyone is very worried about this delirium of cruelty », reacted Monday on franceinfo Serge Lecomte, president of the French Equestrian Federation. Since the beginning of the year, around thirty horses or ponies have been mutilated in France. Alerted by the growing number of assaults this summer, the Interior Ministers Gerald Darmanin and Agriculture Julien Denormandie are moving Monday, September 7 in Oise, a department where several cases of equine mutilation have been reported.
« We are all terrified. Everyone is very worried about this delirium of cruelty », reacted Serge Lecomte. Acts of « cruelty » which come from « disturbed spirits », according to him. « It’s not recent. We did some research in the past. Cruelty to animals is not something we are discovering today. », he explained.
In all cases, an ear of the animal is cut out, taken as a trophy. Is it superstitions, fetishism, a satanic or sectarian ritual? Since last week, the Interministerial Mission against sectarian aberrations (Miviludes) has been participating in the investigation led by the national gendarmerie. « The facts are too spread over the whole territory for it to be a single person or a single team », he assures.
The president of the French equestrian federation is delighted with the trip of the two ministers: « This is a first. That two ministers come to a meeting with regard to cruelty to animals is a real step to raise awareness of both the public and the police so that they can quickly find a solution Bravo to the efforts being made in this direction « , he greeted.