There has been a pet massacre in the town of Barceloneta in Puerto Rico, according to the AP.
Their crime? Owning a pet.
"They came as if it were a drug raid," said Alma Febus, an animal welfare activist. "They took away dogs, cats and whatever animal they could find. Some pets were taken away in front of children."
This who story stinks - as does the Mayor Sol Luis Fontanez who hired the killer animal control contractors.
Fontanez said the city hired Animal Control Solution to clear three housing projects of pets after warning residents about a no-pet policy.
The AC contractors were paid SIXTY DOLLARS PER HEAD! to "recover" the dogs and cats, which were then "injected with a sedative" on their way to a "shelter".
But instead, the animals were tossed like trash off a bridge, where their rotting carcases were then covered in lime to stop the stench.
Hey - why waste gas money taking them all the way to the shelter to kill them there?
Sounds like PETA was on the job - after all, euthanizing innocent animals in the back of a truck is what they do best, and if PETA"s lawyers are advisign these guys -why they'll all get off on a "littering" charge.
Mayor Fontanez said, "This is an irresponsible, inhumane and shameful act," he told The Associated Press.
Let me get this straight - Mayor Fontanez is blaming the contractor?
But apparently he think's it was OK to conduct a mass raid on pet owners in the night, seize animals likethey were drugs, deprive people - poor people - of due process, and rob them of their property - namely their animals.
Sounds like a great election platform to me - maybe someone should tell Mayor Fontanez that My Dog Votes.