Moroccan activists launched a solidarity campaign on social media after a French national “deliberately” crushed the flock of sheep from a young shepherd, killing a number of them.
The attack took place in the town of Bouznika, 53 kilometers north of Casablanca and near Mohammedia.
Images of the incident, which took place on Sunday, went viral on social media, causing widespread anger over the behavior of the French citizen.
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A Moroccan Twitter user said the child went out to feed his family’s sheep and that “the Frenchman killed them with his car, which killed his family.”
Meanwhile, another Facebook user said that if the same incident had happened to a stranger, the world would not have stopped talking about human rights and animal welfare.
According to local media, the Moroccan security forces arrested the French citizen while awaiting an investigation.