In May, the medical center received a signal from the Public Prosecution that the perpetrator, a student, had been convicted of animal cruelty. The man is said to have shot fish and birds using a crossbow and thrown bricks at rabbits, among other things.
Another time, a man allegedly kicked and abused a dog so badly that it had to undergo surgery. Then several rabbits were again found “in poor condition” in his home.
In an email to the healthcare organisation, prosecutors ask whether the man is suitable to become a doctor. “Our examination committee has entered into discussions with the student,” the Erasmus Medical Center defends itself in a statement. “The student has completed all the credits necessary to obtain the diploma.”
“Then the examination committee set a condition for obtaining the diploma, which was to undergo a psychological examination and for the psychiatrist to declare that the student would be suitable to become a doctor. The student did not object to this. But this condition was not met. He added: “No statement was issued by a psychiatrist or It is currently unknown whether there has been contact with a psychiatrist. Further investigation is underway.”