A protester holds a placard reading "No more excuses for animal torturers: may his sentence set an exemple!" during a demonstration in front of the courthouse in Marseille, southern France.

Protesters show placards reading "No more excuses for animal torturers : may his sentence set an exemple!" (L), "Only cowards attack animals" (C) and "An exemplary sentence for the torturer" as they demonstrate in front of the courthouse in Marseille, southern France

Protesters show placards reading "We expect a sentence which matches his cruelty" (L), "No more excuses for animal torturers: may his sentence set an exemple!" (C) and "An exemplary sentence for the torturer" (R) as they demonstrate in front of the courthouse in Marseille, southern France

Protesters show placards reading "We expect a sentence which matches his cruelty" (L), "No more excuses for animal torturers : may his sentence set an exemple!" (C) and "An exemplary sentence for the torturer" (R) as they demonstrate in front of the courthouse in Marseille, southern France