As news reports indicate, “feral” dogs were blamed for the killing of people in Mexico City. allegedly the pictures below show some of the dog that were rounded up. However, they don’t really look like feral dogs? Now this is where AR groups should be helping, if they want to control animal populations. In the full article, they mention sending out mobile spay neuter trucks. Altering will not stop feral dogs and attacking. We don’t even know if rabies shots are required there.
Mexico City feral dog killings open debate
By By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Associated Press – 5 hrs ago http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-city-feral-dog-killings-open-debate-193422959.html
Associated Press/Mexico City’s Attorney Generals Office – In this 12 picture composite released by the Mexico City’s Attorney Generals Office on Monday Jan. 7, 2013, several dogs are shown behind bars after …more
Authorities have captured 25 dogs near the scene of the attacks in the capital’s poor Iztapalapa district, but rather than calm residents, photos of the forlorn dogs brought a wave of sympathy for the animals, doubts about their involvement in the killings and debate about government handling of the stray dog problem.
Activists started an online campaign protesting the dogs’ innocence and calling for authorities not to euthanize them. Tens of thousands of dogs are euthanized each year in Mexico if they are captured by animal control officers and not claimed within 72 hours. Many people re-posted the images of the dogs staring sadly from behind bars at an animal shelter.
The hashtag for the campaign became the top trending topic on Twitter in Mexico by midday Tuesday, with some users furiously accusing the authorities of cruelty to animals and others sarcastically calling the dogs “political prisoners” and mocking the fuss over the fate of the animals.
Officials said they were testing the captured dogs’ fur for blood, and examining their stomach contents to determine if they were the killers of the four people whose bodies were found covered in dog bites in two separate incidents in recent days.
Neighbors of the Cerro de la Estrella park found the bodies of a 26-year-old woman and a 1-year-old child in the area on Dec. 29, authorities said. The woman, Shunashi Mendoza, was missing her left arm, and prosecutors said that both she and the boy had bled to death.