Mauritians March in Protest Against Cruel Dog Killings

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After a video released by PETA and International Animal Rescue (IAR) revealed that dogs are being killed in frightening, painful ways, Mauritians took to the streets.

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Eyewitness footage shows workers from the government-funded Mauritius Society for Animal Welfare throwing dogs to the ground, standing on them to hold them in place, and administering a lethal injection that doesn’t work instantly, resulting in a prolonged and painful death. This happens in full view of other dogs who are about to experience the same distressing fate.

The video made headlines around the world – and prompted hundreds of people from grassroots animal-protection groups on the island to come together and demand action from their government to end this cruelty.

Here are photos of their protest:

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The only civilised and effective way to curb the population of stray dogs is to prevent more puppies from being born in the first place by implementing a comprehensive spay/neuter programme.

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Comments

  • Jules Wheeler commented on November 19, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Good on those people for making the stand!

  • Reuben Pillay commented on November 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Hello PETA,

    Here’s a video of the March:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltEtigSsJos

    Kindly share to show the world that we, Mauritian citizens are doing our best to make this stop.

    Best Regards,

    Reuben

  • pauline commented on November 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Well done Mauritisn activists. More power to you XX

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