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The killing of Benito the dog, which led to an outcry and intervention by AMLO himself
On May 28, security cameras on a street in the municipality of Tecomac in the state of Mexico recorded the moment a subject took a dog, identified as “Benito”, loaded it up and doused it with boiling oil. dumped in a bucket. Jacqueline Baca, president of the Peludos Desamparados association, told the Hechos AM newscast that testimony indicated the assailant entered a butcher shop with a weapon, demanding the establishment be closed and threatening to return to take other actions. Gave. As the worker refused, the subject told him that he would leave him “a small present” and when he left he picked up the puppy and threw it into the bucket. Jacqueline explained that the animal lived in a terrible agony, “Benito didn’t die immediately, he was in agony. Because it’s a city, because it’s a Sunday, they couldn’t find a vet, they put him in a vacant lot until until he died. Benito was a six- to eight-month-old puppy. He only came looking for food and found death. The matter escalated to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who in a morning conference on 30 May called on security and civil Rosa Isela Rodríguez, the head of the security secretary, to report on the issue. He reiterated the same version of the activist and said: “Due to these incidents, work is already underway to obtain an arrest warrant against the accused. The offense is animal abuse, which can carry a prison sentence of 3 to 6 years.” We have spoken with authorities in the State of Mexico and are in the best disposition to help arrest this man, as this There is infinite cruelty because he treated an animal like that and it is not right,” the officer continued. . He also commented on the progress of the investigation: “The person has been identified…” “The man at the scene Ran away and is on the run but we are going to find him as this action should not have happened and an exemplary sanction, it is not possible this is not the behavior of a human being”. Later, the Mexico state prosecutor’s office charged Sergio N. Issued an arrest warrant against. For his part, AMLO commented: “Yes, it will be important to raise awareness that these things should not happen, they should not be admitted. A lot of it has to do with the training that is given from an early age of life , We have to raise awareness of love for our neighbor and love for animals, the importance of brotherhood, what was advised in the Moral Primer of Alfonso Reyes”. Can be done to make a law against abuse: “We are going to see about the matter whether there is a law and it is effective enough for punishment or it is necessary to improve it.” Laws and what they propose What they are giving is that it become a federal law. According to Article 235 of the Penal Code of the State of Mexico: “Whoever causes non-instant death, increases the suffering of any animal that is subject to the plague.” does not constitute, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six years.” Imprisonment and fine from two to four hundred days. The fine contained in this chapter shall be increased to one half, when the mistreatment of animals is committed by public servants who are appointed to handle the animals.