The public prosecutor in this case, Liudmyla Humeniuk, asked the court to reject an appeal lodged by Vedula and his defense lawyer.
“Through our position in court, we have shown the public that this and every similar case of animal abuse will be severely punished. We will not tolerate such cruelty. We will stop even isolated cases,” she said.
The prosecutor noted that the court, when taking a decision, had taken into account all of the circumstances of the case, including those that will help rehabilitate the convict and prevent him and others from committing such crimes again.