An incomprehensible act. A French national was sentenced to one month in prison on Monday 18 May for deliberately crushing a flock of sheep with his vehicle and for threatening the shepherd who owned the flock. The crime took place on 2 May at David beach near Bouznika (in the Casablanca-Settat administrative region).
The scene, which was filmed and broadcasted on social networks, aroused strong indignation in Moroccan society.
Several members of civil society and the Moroccan Association for Human Rights have even brought civil action against the Frenchman.
The pizzaïolo of French origin allegedly acted under the pretext that sheep had entered his land. He therefore deliberately drove his vehicle over the animals, all under the eyes of a young shepherd who owned the flock. The man then threatened the young shepherd: “Fuck off! Otherwise you will end up like your sheep. »
While the French resident was in pre-trial detention at Benslimane prison awaiting the hearing, his family had attempted to have the complainants’ complaint withdrawn. To no avail. In the end, in addition to his prison sentence, the man will have to pay a fine of 500 dirhams and 20,000 dirhams (just over 1,800 euros) in damages to the owner of the livestock.