August 4, 2013

Battling Blatant Animal Abuse in Peru

By Shannon Sullivan

Since founded in 2004, Amazon CARES has worked to change the perception of domestic animals in Peru, promoting a culture of empathy and compassion. Sadly, we are sometimes reminded just how vital our work is and how cruel people can be.

Warning: The images below may be too upsetting for some viewers.


About two weeks ago Amazon CARES received reports of two rams tied up in front of a residence with no food, water, or shelter. Many individuals were concerned about the health and safety of the rams. Our team quickly mobilized and were saddened to see animals in such conditions.



The rams were lying in their own urine and feces, and despite asking the owner and local authorities to take action, the animals remained on the sidewalk in that state from 10 am to 4 pm.


Frustrated by the lack of action and consequences, Amazon CARES, led by Peru Director Bruno Antoine, filed a formal complaint with the Commissioner of Iquitos. This situation is a sad reminder about the work that still must be done in Iquitos and the surrounding area. We are grateful that so many individuals were concerned enough to contact us; ten years ago that may not have been the case. With the help of supporters like you, we will continue our work and continue to educate the community about the humane treatment of animals.

 
The signed formal complaint.

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1 comment:

  1. I hope your complain works. How cruel to allow such treatment. What was the point? Are they planning to eat them and just don't care. It is one of the hardest things about Peru, to see the lack of compassion, not only for animals, but sometimes for each other.

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