It happened in Germany and was denounced by the neighbors of the attackers. The service of animal protection was in charge of the freshwater turtle and their owners face charges for child abuse.
With the aim of going on vacation without running the risk of the animal escaping, its owners decided to drill into their shell, causing a hole, which tied him up in a sector of the garden of the house.
A couple of Dortmund, Germany, found the turtle subjected to size location and full sun. The fact was made known by a means of the european country, which indicated that «tourists» were on vacation and, to prevent the animal from escaping, they decided to drill the shell and to introduce there a ring attached to a cable.
The protagonists of the discovery called the fire brigade and a protector of animals. Max Schaurte, responsible for the shelter where they removed the ‘string’ to the animal, stated that “you must have suffered a terrible pain, because the shell is like the human skin“.