Army Officer Convicted for Shooting Guard Dogs

MOSCOW, May 16 (RIA Novosti) – A court martial in Russia’s Leningrad region convicted a unit commander on Wednesday for shooting dead army guard dogs while he was drunk, the Russian Prosecutor General’s office said.

The court found Major Evgeny Mityashin took a hunting rifle and shot six guard dogs dead in their pens and injured one when he was drunk on the night of August 27, 2011.

He was found guilty of cruelty to animals, dismissed as commander of his military unit and fined 30,000 rubles ($968).

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