Oct 19, 2007
Update: Three men involved in massacre charged with cruelty to animals
A Puerto Rican judge has charged three of the men allegedly responsible for the massacre of pets in Barceloneta with animal cruelty. The men, employees of Animal Control Solutions, were each charged with three counts of violations of Puerto Rico's laws against animal cruelty. When sentenced, they could face up to nine years in jail.
Thank you to all of our supporters and people around the world who wrote to the government of Puerto Rico to let them know that these actions cannot be tolerated!
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) condemns the recent acts of cruelty that caused the deaths of dogs and cats seized from residents of a public housing development and thrown off a bridge in Puerto Rico. WSPA is partnering with our member societies in Puerto Rico, as well as additional U.S.-based member societies, to protest these horrific acts of cruelty and call for the government to investigate and prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law. WSPA is continuing to work with our member societies to build the capacity and strength of animal welfare groups on the island and to strongly advocate for the humane and compassionate treatment of animals in Puerto Rico, and around the world.
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