#Animal Rights
Mexico City authorities

Several people have been attacked in Mexico, including a one-year-old child and a teenage girl, and stray dogs are being blamed for these attacks. However, there is not that much true evidence that the dogs actually are responsible.

They were tested for rabies, but the results were negative. They were also tested for traces of human DNA, but the results have not come back yet.
The dogs are all, apparently, very scared at the moment. Although it is likely that others of the same species may have been responsible for the attacks, it is unlikely that these dogs are the true killers.

However, some people still think that they were responsible and they are at risk of being put on death row. The killing of these animals is probably not necessary, so why should it be done, especially when there is so little evidence that they are responsible?

We, the undersigned, demand that the 12 stray dogs not be killed unless rock-hard proof that they truly are dangerous or that they are responsible for the attacks, and that it is absolutely necessary to kill them.

Please at least try to train them, care for them and, if necessary rehabilitate them before you sentence these poor animals to death.

If they are innocent/re-trainable or controllable, they need to be vaccinated, spayed/neutered and found good homes instead.

The Save the Mexican dogs petition to Mexico City authorities was written by Victoria Salter and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.