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October 18, 2012 Zaragoza, Coahuila ( Mexico)
The photos of a small bear mistreated by members of the local Civil Defense Secretariat caused outrage in the town of Zaragoza, Coahuila.
About 12 workers moved to the area and apprehended the osezna female bear, tied her legs and photographed her while suspended in the air and holding her ears.
The images quickly circulated online, especially on Twitter, where he created the # OsoZaragoza to request a penalty on workers.
Secretary of Environment of Coahuila, Eglantina Channels, said just last week workers received a training workshop to capture wild animals without abusing them.
The evening news on Radio Zócalo an interview published on Thursday the head of those responsible, the head of Civil Protection of Zaragoza, Erick Pichardo, who said the law punishes killing animals, not other behaviors. “Is it not the violation of respect for animals,?” asked the reporter Yesenia Ramirez.
“The law is very clear, nothing says ‘not to kill,'” said Pichardo, who agreed to investigate whether such conduct warrants a sanction.
Internet users already created a digital campaign on Change.org page called “exemplary punishment for abuse and torture in a Osezna Zaragoza, Coahuila.”https://www.change.org/es/peticiones/castigo-ejemplar-por-maltrato-y-tortura-a-una-osezna-en-zaragoza-coahuila
Attorney for Environmental Protection of Coahuila, Javier Rodriguez, tweeted from his account: “# OsoZaragoza Thank you for your complaint, we will act immediately. Shall not go unpunished.”