Date: Jun 29, 2017
By Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Kaohsiung District Court yesterday found three marines guilty of torturing a dog to death, a violation
of the Animal Protection Act (動物保護法), and handed the three men six-month prison terms, which are commutable to fines.
It was the first ruling in the case and can be appealed.
The incident in June last year involved squad leader Sergeant Chen Yu-tsai (陳祐才) and two privates under his command — Chang Feng-yu (張峰瑜) and Hu Chia-wei (胡家瑋) — of the Marine Corps’ Air Defense Group, which is based at Zuoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung.
As Chang and Hu admitted to wrongdoing and cooperated during the investigation, the court suspended their sentences and placed them on probation for two years. [FULL STORY]