Petition started over the slaughter of pets in Puerto Rico
An online petition has been started asking the governor of the U.S. territory Puerto Rico to ensure punishment for those who threw approximately 80 seized animals off a highway bridge last week, reports the Star Tribune.
Thousands have signed the petition started by Nadia Donato, a 39-year-old New Yorker who was brought to tears over the story about the slaughter of cats and dogs in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some who have signed are from as far away as Finland and Australia.
The list of names will be delivered to the Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila's residence on Saturday during a demonstration. Pedro Toledo, Puerto Rican police chief, said the people responsible could face up to three years in prison on charges of cruelty.