Rocío Quintal López a Mérida resident and Doctor in Social Sciences has initiated the formation of the Citizen Observatory against the Animal Abuse, for the generation of statistics on this problem and to promote a culture of good animal treatment in Yucatan.
This work began with low participation because only a dozen people attended the invitation Quintal López launched for a march against animal abuse in the streets of Mérida.
One hour after the summons, at nine o’clock in the morning, Dr. Quintal Lopez invited the people who walked their dogs along the Bici-Ruta on Paseo de Montejo, attracting more people and at the foot of the Monumento a la Patria Quintal López spoke about against animal abuse in Mérida and shouted slogans with the collaboration of a group of people.
The social researcher of the UADY’s Regional Center “Hideyo Noguchi” said that the lack of sensitivity among pet owners in Mérida is evident. And cat-activist Georgina Rosado Rosado stated that they need to do a better job spreading the word about the march and retry to organize it in a near future .
To justify the creation of an animal abuse observatory in Mérida, Rocío Quintal declared that there is a lot of violence against animals in the state capital and all municipalities across the state.
“Although there are laws to punish this crime, these are not being properly applied because pople ignore its existence, and how they work.” said Quintal López.
On this matter, the researcher Rocío Quintal pointed out that when someone reports a case of animal abuse to the Attorney General’s Office, authorities never carry out a complete investigation and people guilty of this crime is never punished.
“Unfortunately, the culture of responsible ownership is totally non existent in Yucatán, but we still are going to proceed with the creation of Citizen Observatory against the Animal Abuse in Mérida,” Rocío Quintal López concluded.