In Switzerland, in 2012, 1404 cases of animal abuse were registered, representing 158 more than in 2011 . French-speaking cantons are less diligent in prosecuting those who abuse their animals than the national average.
The Swiss canton with the most of prosecution is the canton of St. Gallen with 248 prosecutions (5.09 per 10,000 inhabitants). In this canton, there is a special full time prosecutor to deal with these issues.
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