A police handout from an incident where a group of dogs were abandoned outside by their owners in Konnevesi (Image: Lehtikuva)

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THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL FINLAND have released a number of images depicting severe animal cruelty, in case that they have uncovered in recent months. The images were released as part of a large-scale awareness campaign about the crime of animal abuse, which the Poliisi say is on the rise.

Among the images released are shots of dogs kept in appalling conditions, often by breeders or traffickers. The police also uncovered several instances in which farm animals such as horses and sheep had been severely mistreated. 

You can see more photos of the incidents, as well as more information, by scrolling through the gallery. (Warning: some people may find the content distressing). 


Adam Oliver Smith - HT

Image Credit: Lehtikuva