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Thursday, September 16, 2010

First man in P.R. Convicted for violating the animal protection law

A man accused of dragging a horse next to his truck became the first Puerto Rican convicted by a jury for violating the animal protection law.
Georgenan Lopez, 24, will face his sentence in November and could carry up to 15 years in prison, the prosecutor
Andres Fernandez said today .
The horse could recover from all injuries in February, but still lame and no one can ride it, said Lisa Embree, director of a horse rescue center located in the town of Rincon.
Activists in favor of animal rights hailed the court's decision and believes there is evidence that is beginning to recognize the rights of animals.

Milagritos and rescuer Lisa Embree

2 comments:

  1. My God!!! My heart bleeds!!!! What an outrageous and barbaric behavior!!! Thank you guys for taking him in:))

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  2. GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! This sends a clear message to all Puerto Ricans. Thank God for this law!

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