The New Alliance party in Mexico’s Senate raised the need to establish a legal framework to provide welfare to animals across the country, ensuring respect for their rights.
In a meeting with representatives of the preservation associations of Quelonios AC, Happy Pets Foundation, Ama y Adopta, Sam Pack and Animal Defender Association Defending Life AC, Senator Adriana Abreu Artiñano said that they seek to implement standards for animal protection and welfare.
In a meeting at the facilities of the national headquarters of Nueva Alianza, with the participation of Secretary General Evelia Sandoval Urbán, the senator said that “Mexico has advanced legislation on animal protection; nevertheless, the regulations that prevail have proved insufficient “.
In the country, thousands of domestic animals suffer abuse through beatings, abandonment, overcrowding and poor diet, situations that could be comparable to harmful behaviors and crimes that are committed against human beings.
The legislator said that animal abuse has become a topic of interest and social demand of Mexicans, in recent years.
According to the national survey of Urban Public Safety 2016 of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), 18 million dogs live in the country, of which only 30 percent have an owner, while 70 percent are in the streets by direct abandonment or by the result of the procreation of the same abandoned animals.
“This situation represents a serious problem that is regaining strength worldwide, and Mexico is not the exception, which places us in the third place worldwide in animal cruelty,” he said.