Animal Protection Unit receives complaints
The head of the Animal Protection Unit at the Attorney General office, Marylin Lois received a series of reports from a group animal welfare institutions and campaigners yesterday, Wednesday 24 February 2016.
They are expressing their concern at a mass-poisoning incident affecting several cats and dogs in Santo Domingo’s Ciudad Ganadera. A number of individuals as well as nonprofit organizations that monitor the fulfillment of Law 248-12 on Animal Protection and Responsible Ownership filed the complaint, saying that the animals that were poisoned were protected by institutions that regularly ensure their sterilization, vaccination and feeding.
The institutions included My Pet Foundation, Ghetto 2 Garden, Molina K-9 Dog Training, Doggie House and Padela along with veterinarians, lawyers and citizen volunteers concerned with and involved in animal welfare and protection in the Dominican Republic.
According to Diario Libre, the organizations said that poisonings of this type were common in the area around the Feria Ganadera where a farmers’ market is located. They called for an investigation into the governor of the livestock area, a retired colonel named Rolando Martinez, as well as the employees of the livestock area. The prosecutor for animal protection encouraged the public to report any anomalies and said that she had not been able to identify any guilty parties, as reported in El Nuevo Diario.
Feb 25, 2016
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