To reinforce the expert investigation of crimes related to animal abuse, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) put into operation the first mobile Forensic Veterinary Service unit that will provide service in the Yucatecan capital and the rest of the State.
The improvement of equipment in various areas is part of the growth of the infrastructure promoted by the State Attorney General, Juan Manuel León León, which continues to grow both in Mérida and the rest of the State.
The Forensic Veterinary Unit is part of the Institute of Forensic Sciences equipment to allow the FGE veterinary team to attend cases of animal cruelty or abuse wherever they are reported, with a more efficient system of investigation, preservation of evidence, and assessment of the animal victim of abuse.
Specialized veterinary experts
The unit is formed by a team of specialized veterinary experts which operates the vehicle and the necessary equipment to carry out surveys and necropsies of domestic animals that have died in violent incidents.
For cases of animal abuse, the FGE has the Specialized Unit for Animal Abuse Crimes where complaints are received and the corresponding investigation folder is generated, in addition to there being a citizen report to 911 from the Ministry of Public Security, where They can disclose cases in which a crime of this type is presumed.
In case of crimes due to abuse, the new mobile unit will transport the animal to the Forensic Medical Service facilities. This is located in the Periférico Poniente security complex.
The Specialized Unit for Crimes of Domestic Animal Abuse, attached to the Deputy Prosecutor’s Office for Electoral and Environmental Crimes, continues to deal with complaints arising from aggressive behavior towards domestic animals.
This unit has already prosecuted several cases and has imposed sanctions with prison in some of them, for inadequate care, mutilations, sexual abuse, or intentional death.