The Meaux Criminal Court did not accept the charges against a circus manager, the owner of an elephant that had killed an octogenarian in 2013.
The case dates back to September 8 2013, during a performance of the European circus Lizy-sur-Ourcq , a small town of 3,600 inhabitants situated in the Seine-et-Marne. An African elephant, named Tanya, had to return to his electrified after a number enclosure when she escaped .On the sound of the horn, the animal five tons had broke a 84 year old man. Thrown to the ground, the farmer died after being hospitalized.
Max Aucante owner animal and Director of Europe Circus, has been released this Monday, July 28. D The court found that “the only fault found is the lack of monitoring of the animal,” which does not constitute “serious misconduct”.If it has not been convicted criminally, the owner still been held accountable and will meet on December 2 to a civil chamber of the court of Meaux, which will determine the damages to be paid to the family of the victim .
According to several animal rights associations, the elephant was a victim of “abuse” that would have made aggressive. Little hardware were collected by investigators about it.