Cat cut in half by a TGV in Paris: the controversy swells

On January 2, a cat who came to take refuge on the rails was crushed by a TGV at Montparnasse station in Paris. The owners of the animal accuse the SNCF agents of having done nothing to come to the aid of the feline.

It is a drama that has caused a lot of ink to flow. A cat was cut in half by a TGV when it escaped from a bag to take refuge under the oars at Montparnasse station in Paris. Georgina and her daughter, owners of the cat, denounce the inaction of the SNCF agents present, who according to them, could have been rescued. They watched helplessly as he died. According to the mother and her daughter, the officers present would have voluntarily decided not to rescue the animal so as not to cause a delay.

The named Neko could not escape his tragic fate. A drama that raises some questions, in particular on the responsibility of the SNCF in this accident and on the condition of animals in public transport.

Hugo Clément reacts to the controversy

The controversy has since swelled on social networks and with figures in the fight for the protection of animals. Hugo Clément, a French animal welfare activist, was outraged on Twitter by calling out the SNCF for its lack of action. In addition, the Brigitte Bardot foundation also took a dislike to the railway company on its procedures: “It is surprising that the SNCF does not join in the reinforcement of animal protection”.

Since then, the SNCF has reacted by saying “to regret this sad incident” without giving more details on the implementation of measures aimed at the protection of animals in public transport. The vagueness remains around the responsibility in this kind of incident even if since 2015, the animal is recognized as a living and sensitive being in the civil code.

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