Thank Mexico City Lawmakers for Establishing Anti- Animal Cruelty Laws

Target: Mexico City Lawmakers

Goal: Thank lawmakers for instituting punishments for those who commit crimes against animals

Animal cruelty is a major problem in Mexico City. In the past few years, police have documented cases where animals were kicked, thrown, shot, dragged behind cars, and set on fire. In the United States, perpetrators of these crimes would be given a jail sentence and a hefty fine. However, Mexico City has no anti-cruelty laws, and people who commit animal abuse are considered only minor offenders. They do not face jail time and are rarely required to pay fines.

This is all about to change. Recently, lawmakers in Mexico City agreed that people who intentionally commit crimes against animals should be heavily punished. Their ruling stipulates that if an animal is hurt, the perpetrator will receive two years in jail and a $500 fine. If an animal is killed, four years in jail and a $2,000 fine will be the punishment. Furthermore, if a person wishes to slaughter an animal to eat, he or she must not cause that animal any undue pain.

Overall, these new laws and penalties are very beneficial for the creatures living in Mexico City. Now, if someone shoots a poor stray dog on the street, that person will go to jail instead of just getting a slap on the wrist. Because of this change, residents will, with any luck, be discouraged from committing any new crimes against animals in their neighborhoods.

This decision is groundbreaking in a country where animal rights laws are not well-defined. Now that Mexico’s largest city has anti-cruelty legislation, other communities will most likely follow suit. Soon, the entire country will level serious punishments against those who intentionally abuse and hurt animals. Thank Mexico City’s lawmakers for taking this great step towards protecting animals in their city.


Dear Mexico City Lawmakers,

As you are well aware, animal cruelty is a serious issue in your city. Animals are often kicked, thrown, shot, dragged behind cars, and set on fire, and the perpetrators are rarely punished.

However, thanks to you, this is all about to change. Because of your recent decision, animal abusers will be considered serious criminals instead of simply minor offenders. They will receive jail time and hefty fines, and their behavior will not be taken lightly by police.

Your decision is wonderful news for the animals of Mexico City. Hopefully, the fear of these harsh punishments will deter people from harming creatures in the future, and the streets will become far safer. Also, with any luck, other communities in Mexico will follow your example and establish their own anti-cruelty laws. If this happens, the entire country will begin to level serious punishments against those who intentionally hurt animals.

Thank you so much for taking this great step towards protecting animals in your city.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. людмила says:

    Это радует,что законодатели приняли закон о защите животных. А в России никак не примут такой закон, уже больше 10 лет,рожают депутаты, и все никак. Просто стыдно за Россию.

  2. Steven Bryant says:

    There is still a lot to do in the US>

    I hope that now that we have the laws in Mexico we can apply them.

  3. J Davidson says:

    Let’s hope that this sets a global example for all living beings.

  4. me and my wife were visiting her family from vancouver canada and purchased a puppy from pediquappa in mexico city had her 4 days notice she was bleeding in her waste and she had a creamy nose so we took her to another vet because where we got the dog from they had an in house vet and they chipped the dog and vaccinated her and was part of the whole scandal so we took her for blood tests and she tested positive for a viral imfection then we took her back to this vet and they said they wanted to test her and acted like they cared and wanted to be sure so we gave them the dog for 5 days then we were called back and told she was great and the test was negative for distemper and parvo virus that she had a nose infection and kennel cough and we give her these drops in her nose three times a day and she will be good so we had her one day and she pooped great but the second day was throwing up large amounts of flem and not eating or drinking so we took her back to them then they said o dont worry we will fix her up shes fine call monday then i get a call today you have to sign a creamation certificate your dog died then she said o we can give you another dog in october when they know i will be back home in Canadame and my wife did some research and found out there was a hundred dogs lile this that died and all the dogs are sick

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