Poland charges two with animal abuse over 'nightmare' tiger trip.
Polish prosecutors said on Monday (Nov 4) they have charged two Italian truck drivers with animal abuse after the men took 10 tigers on a gruelling journey through Europe that left one tiger dead and the others “emaciated” and “without the will to live”.
The trip is believed to have been organised by Russian citizen Vakhitov F., whom prosecutors charged with animal abuse last week after the truck got stuck for days on the border with Belarus after setting off from Italy on Oct 22.
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Two arrests have been made in what seems to be the worst case of animal disrespect ever.
Ten tigers were transported via trucks from Rome to Russia. The drivers neglected the tigers and at the border of Belarus it seemed that the paper work was not sufficient.
The tigers were transported to Polish zoos. One tiger didn’t survive the horror trip.
“The tigers were emaciated, dehydrated, with sunken eyes, excrement stuck to their fur, urine burns, in a total state of stress, without the will or desire to live … Maltreated, suffering and humiliated,” the zoo said.