CDMX authorities launched a project to protect street animals

Animals that are given away for holidays or celebrations are sometimes abandoned months later (PHOTO: DIEGO SIMÓN SÁNCHEZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

The Secretary of the Environment (Sedema) in collaboration with Government of Mexico City will start a project to help the street animals.

This initiative will be implemented initially in the Milpa Alta city hall and, during the signing of the agreement, Dr. Marina Robles Garcia, head of Sedema in the country’s capital, stressed that this issue is important for various reasons.

“Establish conditions to cooperate on an issue that not only has to do with animals nor humans, with whom we share this planet, but it has to do with a matter of public health, from Human health and with prevent violent conditions. Societies that are educated and sensitized to a better treatment with animals are societies that also have much better human relations and reduce situations of violence”, he explained.

In Milpa Alta it was estimated that there are between 6,000 and 8,000 dogs that are homeless (PHOTO: DIEGO SIMÓN SÁNCHEZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM)
In Milpa Alta it was estimated that there are between 6,000 and 8,000 dogs that are homeless (PHOTO: DIEGO SIMÓN SÁNCHEZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

In this sense, he pointed out that during the holidays or in the Day of love and Friendship it is common to give dogs or cats as a gift, however, some people who acquire these living beings often abandon them months later.

In Milpa Alta it was estimated that there are between 6,000 and 8,000 dogs that are homeless, as well as between 2,000 and 4,000 cats. For this reason, the importance of extensive awareness-raising work in the population was highlighted, as well as promoting sterilization and vaccination of animals of company

“The problem of pets is serious because it has been seen on the federal highway how they are taken down from cars to be thrown away, how they are disposed of, when they arewith beings of company that give us unconditional love”, said Judith Vanegas Tapia, mayor of Milpa Alta.

Carlos Esquivel Lacroix, head of the Animal Care Agency (AGATAN), deepened during his participation that pets are not objects and that human beings who decide to have an animal under their guardianship must be responsible, not only with food and care, but with the environment that surrounds it.

Laura Dayelli Gutiérrez Mendoza, director of
Laura Dayelli Gutiérrez Mendoza, director of “Interspecies Ethics”, explained that proper handling of feces is contemplated within the program (Photo: Karina Hernández / Infobae)

“It is a very nice agreement that will attack the two core parts: the first of those animals that are in the custody of some guardian and also with those animals that do not have it and that are in the public roadLacroix explained.

Too, Laura Dayelli Gutierrez Mendoza, director of “Interspecies Ethics”, explained that the program contemplates proper management of feces and the improvement of medical care for dogs and cats, with the aim of deworming them.

On November 21, authorities from the Environmental and Territorial Planning Office (PAOT) obtained the first sentence for animal abuse against a person for keeping animals in overcrowded conditions. 27 puppies.

After presenting a complaint of facts before the Attorney General of Justice of Mexico City (FGJCDMX) and after an investigation initiated in September 2020, the Attorney General’s Office obtained this sentence against the person responsible for keep in crowded and dirty conditions to the dogs, in a building on the street Bellini, colonia Peralvillo, Cuauhtemoc City Hall.

This historic news was released through social networks. The original publication is from the PAOT and its owner, Mariana Boy, who reported that the accused man will face a sentence of 2 years 1 month in prison, as well as a fine of 76,000 pesos, will not be able recover to their animals or he will not be able to have dogs again or cats in your care.


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