Criminal case initiated into shooting of hunting dogs by former official
The former official faces up to 5 years in prison.
In the Perm region, the police opened a criminal case after the shooting of four hunting dogs by former Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry, Enterprise, and Trade, Viktor Usenko.
“A criminal case has been initiated into cruelty to animals, resulting in the death of four West Siberian husky dogs,” the message of the regional MIA says.
The maximum penalty for this charge is up to five years in prison. The police did not specify whether Usenko was a suspect.
It was previously reported that he shot four huskys of hunter Yaroslav Boronnikov, REN TV reports. The dogs barked and chased moose, which Usenko did not like, the owner of the dead animals said. The former official did not plead guilty of killing the dogs.