The mayor of Etavigny (Oise) is at the heart of a media whirlwind. The reason: he would have shot a gull near the city center of Saint-Brieuc (22). Placed in police custody, the city councilor, who is also a hunter, should be the subject of a criminal order for “destruction of a protected species” (23/7/2022). The 30 Million Friends Foundation is bringing a civil action.
” This is a person who was with friends on vacation. He was obviously drunk and decided to shoot a seagull “. In the municipality of Saint-Brieuc, in the Côtes-d’Armor, it is amazement. Especially since the accused is none other than a hunter and… mayor!
“Drunk”, he would have shot near the city center
Presented as Thibaud Demory, city councilor of Etavigny, the suspect was arrested by the police on Saturday July 23, 2022. According to information from the newspaper Le Parisien, he was “ in the area to participate in a hunting trip the next day “. The facts are all the more serious as the shot rang out near the city center and targeted a protected species.
The mayor should therefore be subject to a criminal order for “destruction of a protected species” and risks a fine and the cancellation of his hunting license. Questioned by Oise Hebdo, Thibaud Demory denies: “ I don’t know what you’re talking to me about “. However, he finds his memory in the columns of the Courrier Picard. ” It’s not a case in itself and I don’t want to comment. “, he says before adding that ” cohabitation with gulls does not always please me “. The gull has been listed as a protected species since 2009. The 30 Million Friends Foundation has decided to file a civil action in this case.