By CB Sashenka with much thanks.
Marseille: He slaughtered and burned his dog that he considered unclean
Illustration of an American Staffordshire Terrier – Margie Barnes /AP /SIPA
A man, aged 26, was placed in the Edouard-Toulouse psychiatric hospital after committing acts of cruelty to his dog, reports La Provence.
According to our colleagues, the individual was at the family home last Saturday in the city of La Castellane in the 16th municipal district of Marseille.
Without explanation, he took the dog, a Staffordshire. Then he hanged, slaughtered and finally burned it. The body of the animal was found in an empty lot.
The individual told investigators that he wanted to purify his family home. According to him, Islam forbids the presence of dogs in a home.