Moroccan man M.A. has been sentenced to three months in jail, commuted to deportation from Spain for a minimum of 10 years, for killing a stallion in El Ejido by inserting a large pole up the animals rectum. M.A. was prosecuted under animal protection laws.
Events took place on the night of the 12th of September at a farm in El Ejido, where M.A. caught a stallion worth 2,800€ with the express purpose of harming it. He then stuffed a 70 cm stick up its rectum, causing the animal internal injuries. Although nobody witnessed the attack, M.A. was later arrested for acting suspiciously nearby, and was covered in the same hay as was found in the stallions stable.
M.A. must also pay the animals owner 2,800€ in compensation.
No motive for the attack was given in the news story I saw.