30 Apr, 2018 @ 09:20
1 min read

Killing of thousands of animals by notorious Costa del Sol animal shelter was ‘for financial gain’, judge rules

carmen marin

THE killing of thousands of animals at the notorious Parque Animal shelter had financial motives, a Malaga judge has confirmed.

As first revealed by an Olive Press investigation five years ago, the non-profit refuge, in Torremolinos, was used as a way to generate cash for boss Carmen Marin and her family.

While Marin is now in prison for animal cruelty and falsifying documents – thousand of animals died painful deaths without the correct amounts of drugs – as the inquiry moves onto her two children, her son-in-law and her assistant at the shelter.

It is alleged Marin’s assistant spent more than €14,000 on a car, while her daughter spent €104,000 on a total refit of her cosmetic clinic is Los Alamos.

Marin went on shopping sprees and used money obtained from killing the animals to rent cars, pay for gym memberships, driving lessons and stays at luxury hotels in Marbella, Lisbon, Marrakech and the US.  

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

GOT A STORY? Contact [email protected] or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Immerse yourself in the Malaga exhibition of one of the world’s most famous artists

Abandon kids hotel Palma Bay Resort
Next Story

British couple arrested after leaving children in hotel to go out drinking

Latest from Crime & Law

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press