Up the 80% These dogs they are snapped up to their owners in the doors of their houses while they rest placidly in the porch or simply while walking uncaring of the looks of their owners.
A dog frantically back kicks, with their legs tied by a rough rope while a man with a red Baseball Cap, It deeply sinks a needle into his heart.
Hay una última y desesperada lucha, then a heartbreaking howl rips the shameful morning tropical surprise to traders of the market fence and silencing the singing of the birds. When the Yelp becomes groan, the dog is kicked to the interior of a Kennel awaiting almost certain death. It is a slow and painful death, the result of a lethal injection administered by a death squad.
Esto se lleva a cabo en el paraíso tropical de las Islas Mauricio, annual destination of 200.000 británicos, fuera de las blancas e idílicas playas donde el mar es de un azul imposible y los turistas con cócteles deambulan entre las hamacas en resorts de lujo. More than 20.000 strays and pets with their rule nameplates are exterminated in this cruel way.
These terrible images were taken during an investigation disguised by a British animal rescue protective. The Mauritian Government affirms that it is a humanitarian way of controlling the population of feral dogs. But it is not humanitarian, nor is it honest.
“Some of the animals are accidentally caught”, but they are not some, they are the 80% – they are very beloved pets that have been seized from the doors of the houses of their owners, necklaces and safety labels that clearly mark their addresses.
Son capturados como parte de una campaña de ‘limpieza’, Despite the pleas of the worldwide animal welfare organisations.
Dogs are exterminated by an organization with a name so ironic as, “the Mauritius Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (MSPCA)”.
Equipped with bullet-proof jackets and Red caps and brandishing large fishing nets, the MSPCA (hunting dogs) capture animals wherever they see, sleeping in the corners, walking through alleys or wandering in the vicinity of their homes.
They are collected and arrogados in cages to vans, where they remain often bleeding from wounds or fractures produced in his capture, mientras los oficiales continúan con su labor de exterminio. His destination is a Kennel that only can be described as a camp for dogs.
The MSPCA staff walk around cages, with his heavy boots, brandishing sharp metal rods to punish disobedient animals. In dirty cages, dogs are turning their backs on their captors, terrified and trembling, Unable to understand the situation.
The worst thing is the cage of the puppies, dirty, rusted and filled with stool.
Only animals with owners have any hope, and even in this case there is very little. If you suspect that your pet has been snatched by the MSPCA, they can get closer to the kennel and pay the ransom. But the cost is of 40 EUR, que está fuera del alcance de la mayoría de la gente, an average worker earns less than 70 euros per month.
Casi todos los perros pasan tres días en la jaula antes de que se les administre la inyección letal, que no deja de ser un paralizante muscular que les proporciona una agonía lenta y dolorosa. The bodies, aún calientes, son lanzados a una fosa abierta en un terreno baldío.
The MSPCA insists that only the wild dogs are exterminated, but that is a lie. The truth is that the organization captures 100 perros callejeros al día con objeto de cumplir con el servicio de reducción de perros callejeros en una población de unos 200.000 inhabitants. Y, of course, los agentes están encantados capturando animales de compañía para poder alcanzar esa cifra.
Alicia Browne, a British woman can bear witness to this. Two dogs were snapped him up while walking with them on a nearby Beach.
“I yelled,” ¿Qué estás haciendo! These are my dogs! “Mira and Wanda, their dogs, no debían haberse alejado más de 4 Alicia m. But one of the hunters of dogs said that it was violating the law: because not going with a strap, they were strays, and that was it “.
Alicia, añade: “I was crying, corrí tras ellos y los vi tirados en la camioneta como si fueran basura. La pierna de Mira tenía un corte – You can see the scars and still have sequels.
“I have followed the truck with my car until the Kennel where unloaded them.”
“I had to pay to have my dogs again. Wanda will never be the same – was severely traumatized by the experience “.
Jacqueline Woodridge, a British expatriate living in Mauritius, lost your dog in January. He went to the MSPCA in Port Louis to try to find it. Su búsqueda no tuvo éxito. She said: ‘Lo que vi fue horrible. Había muchos perros hermosos, many…, necklaces, including puppies, they see in the dirty Chambers of the Kennel covered in urine and feces.
“They were shaking, moaning, and terrified. Sólo había un cuenco de pan y agua en cada jaula.
Although the population of feral dogs, without a doubt, is large and growing, dogs are not dangerous: There is no rabies in Mauritius, and the wild dogs avoid human contact.
Los veterinarios locales e internacionales coinciden en que la esterilización atajaría el problema – in fact, three years ago, the French actress Brigitte Bardot offered to pay for a massive sterilization for all street dogs on the island. But the Government did not in account.
Yesterday, telephone calls to the MSPCA were not returned. Birgit Wellmann, a German veterinarian who had to rescue his own dog in a Kennel, said: Sterilization is the way to go, but no one will hear. It is heartbreaking.
The people on the island will not criticize the MSPCA by fear of reprisals. Foreigners are more concerned not to lose for residence and work permits, and locals are vulnerable to arrest for defamation of the Government.
Authorities say that the feral dogs are monstrous and endanger the lucrative tourism sector.
Un veterinario europeo que solía trabajar en la isla señaló: “Para la mayoría de los turistas, These dogs are less dangerous than sunburn.”