Donkey found not guilty after 8-year trial

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Croatian donkey has been found not guilty of assault after a trial lasting eight years.

Dino the donkey was accused in 2002 of biting an eight-year-old girl in the northern village of Blazevdol.

The child’s parents attempted to sue Dino’s owner, Ljubomir Smrndic, demanding damages to be paid to the girl until she reached the age of 18.

But Smrndic successfully argued Dino had been provoked by the girl who had thrown stones at the donkey.

Judges this week ruled that Dino was not guilty and that Smrndic should not pay damages.

Sadly, Dino will be unaware of the victory as she died two years ago.
Croatian Times
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