In France, a dog killed a pregnant woman who was out hunting in a forest. The pregnant woman according to investigators was 29 years old and was walking her own dogs at the time of the attack, she was found in the forest of Retz outside the northeastern village of Saint-Pierre Aigle on Saturday.
The leading prosecutor, Frederic Trinh said in a statement on Wednesday that, the woman had died as a result of “bleeding from several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs as well as to the head,’’ and an investigation was opened into involuntary manslaughter by dog attack.
The woman’s partner, Christophe, according to Trinh said that she took her dog out for a walk and later, she called him to report the presence of other threatening dogs. “I went to the forest, I saw her 4×4. I looked for her and I met some hunting dogs, a rider, and then I called (our dog) Curtis and that’s when Curtis warned me by barking,” the woman’s partner, Christophe, told CNN affiliate. “I walked towards the precipice, the ravine, I saw thirty dogs arrive so I moved away,” Christophe told BFMTV. He added that, he found her partner’s necked body with dog bites all over.
Investigations currently going on
Never the less,investigations are currently going on to determine which dogs attacked the woman. Officials have also confirmed in a statement that saliva samples had been taken from 67 dogs, including those belonging to a hunt which had been organized nearby, as well as the victim’s own dogs.
The hunting organization Société de Vènerie said in a statement issued on Tuesday that, a hunt involving pack dogs took place in the forest on Saturday. The organization said that the society’s 30,000 hounds are trained to hunt wild animals and obey humans in all cases, and that all dogs in the hunting party had undergone saliva testing.