Mexico adopts felony penalties against dogfighting

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In a groundbreaking victory for countless dogs caught up in Mexico’s animal fighting trade, the nation’s Senate has put the final stamp of approval on a comprehensive law that bans all dogfighting in the country and establishes tough penalties, including imprisonment and fines, for anyone involved in dogfighting activities like organizing fights, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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Warning issued for tick-borne diseases in Yucatan

Rickettsia has been detected in 10 people so far this year in Yucatan; at least two children died of this disease in 2016. MERIDA — Its symptoms are similar to those of dengue or chikungunya, but it is a disease More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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New case of rabies found in Merida

The disease was detected in four cats. After the Central Regional Laboratory of Mérida confirmed a case of rabies in four cats, the head of the Yucatan Health Secretariat (Secretaría de Salud de Yucatán, SSY, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Health authorities find an outbreak of rabies in Progreso

Dogs and cats will be vaccinated at each house in the area. PROGRESO – After confirming a positive case of canine rabies, found by the Central Regional Laboratory of Mérida on Friday, April 7, the Yucatán Health More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Animal House, the new pet hotel in Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo. — If you are one of those people who travels and do not know where to leave your pet, this might be a good option for you. According to their social networks, Animal House is a new More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Bill to ban dog fights in Mexico is approved by senate

The cruel yet lucrative pastime of dog fighting could soon be a thing of the past in Mexico with legislators and animal rights groups working overtime to stamp it out for good. On Wednesday November 23rd, the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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“Horse with no name” rescued from traffic on Periférico by Police Animal Protection Unit

As if in total freedom, roaming on green meadows, a mare was rescued by local police Wednesday June 22 in the southwest area of Merida’s Periférico, while it was trotting around nearby vehicles travelling More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Yucatecan police dog retires with honors after ten years of service

This brave agent and valuable element of the of Yucatán’s State Police K-9 Unit leaves without even a bite on his record. Amir, is the name of this courageous police dog. He  goes to his well-deserved More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Dolphin activists to demonstate against animal cruelty in Playa del Carmen May 7

“Delfines En Libertad” is a grass roots, non-profit group, existing on limited funds. It was founded by a collective of concerned and committed individuals sharing a common desire to see an end to animal More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, April 16th, 2016
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Cancun adopts new animal protection regulations

CANCUN, Q.R. – A new regulation has been completed that will provide support to officials to help deal with the mistreatment of animals. The new regulations will be part of the state’s Periódico Oficial More...