French rapper arrested for kicking his canine on Snapchat

French rapper Timal was arrested east of Paris on Wednesday after posting a video to Snapchat displaying him kicking a canine, police and prosecutors informed AFP. The clip confirmed the 25-year-old musician, actual title Ruben Louis, kicking certainly one of his two canines thrice across the head, and bore the caption “you moron”.

Timal was arrested on Wednesday morning in Champs-sur-Marne and his two canines confiscated, prosecutors in close by Meaux mentioned, including that he confronted expenses of “cruelty in the direction of a home animal”. A number of animal rights teams, together with France’s oldest, the Society for the Safety of Animals (SPA) mentioned they’d filed complaints.

The newest high-profile animal cruelty case comes  after French footballer Kurt Zouma was in June sentenced to 180 hours’ neighborhood service by a British court docket for abusing his cat, which additionally got here to mild in a viral video. Timal first broke by way of in February this yr with “Filtre” (“Filter”), recorded alongside fellow rapper Gazo and which was primary within the charts for per week in March.

The track has been performed greater than 52 million occasions on the world’s prime music streaming service Spotify, and nearly the identical variety of occasions on YouTube. 5 days in the past, Timal launched a brand new single, “Cameleon” (“Chameleon”) alongside veteran rapper Booba. – AFP



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