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Pet massacres carried out in Puerto Rico

November 16, 2007

My friend Jocelyn brought this to my attention. I almost didn’t want to read it because it would conjure images that I didn’t want to see. Absolutely disgusting.

Full story here

Pet massacres carried out in Puerto Rico

By YAISHA VARGAS and ANDREW O. SELSKY, Associated Press Writers Wed Nov 14, 6:24 PM ET

 

TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico – Back roads, gorges and garbage dumps on this tropical island are littered with the decaying carcasses of dogs and cats. An Associated Press investigation reveals why: possibly thousands of unwanted animals have been tossed off bridges, buried alive and otherwise inhumanely disposed of by taxpayer-financed animal control programs.

Witnesses who spoke with the AP said that, despite pledges to deliver adoptable strays to shelters and humanely euthanize the rest, the island’s leading private animal control companies generally did neither.

News that live animals had been thrown to their deaths from a bridge reached the public last month when Animal Control Solutions, a government contractor, was accused of inhumanely killing some 80 dogs and cats seized from three housing projects in the town of Barceloneta. A half dozen survived the fall of at least 50 feet. [And what the hell happened to them? Did they suffer with internal injuries?]

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  1. November 19, 2007 5:29 am

    Thanks for posting this, Sarah. People definitely need to know about these atrocities going on in Puerto Rico. It’s absolutely heart-breaking.

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