Animal Rights Defense Law in Bolivia

  • by: Chuck Gary
  • recipient: Evo Morales, President of Bolivia and Betty Tejada, President of the Chamber of Deputies

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thousands and thousands of animals in Bolivia are cruelly tortured and suffer terribly, ending up cruelly being killed or agonizingly abandoned.
These acts are committed daily, with impunity by people of different social sectors, including authorities: the military, as a sign of courage and patriotism, are required to do skinning of live animals, crucifying others and open their bodies for the soldiers to extract their organs with their mouths from the animals’ entrails, while alive.
Animals are used by those who follow certain political parties, symbolizing political opposition, animals are beheaded and dismembered, in public spaces, as a THREAT.
Thousands of dogs and cats, pigeons, birds with their chicks, are poisoned by authorities as a way of population control animals.
Also in appalling kennels, where no protocol is followed, animals are tortured and/or killed and given for experimental studies in universities . Some simply disappear because they are taken in trucks and kennel trucks, to be abandoned on highways, where certain and excruciating death awaits them.
Dogs and cats are hit by drivers who do not hit the brakes or who on purpose aim at animals, leaving them abandoned or going over them on roads, avenues and even city streets .
Animals are hanged, abandoned or poisoned by those who used to take care of their homes, used for bestiality, or use them to play and then sell their offspring to animal markets that they have no control, where they live in over-crowded , abused and locked in small cages without species differentiation .
It is also deplorable the wildlife trafficking within and outside the country, at fairs where turtles, bears, snakes, monkeys, dogs, cats, toucans, macaws, endangered animals and food animals tortured without being fed, exposed to inclement weather, all without food or water, so they do not urinate or excrete, resulting in suffering and death.
There are also games that involve killing animals with a stick, such as: the buried chicken or duck, with the head buried to be slaughtered and people scream and cheer when the heads fall.
In the upper valley of Cochabamba, there is the custom of making an arena where they run chickens and several men pursue them with machetes (hatchets), cut off their heads and then applaud loudly when the animal runs headless for a few minutes.
There bloody dog-fights, that have been reported to authorities who do not do anything, where they are betting thousands of dollars. Same with cockfights.
Since 1995 , Adda - Bolivia and various organizations for Defense of Animal Rights, have fought for a law criminalizing acts of animal cruelty, is enacted. We have always insisted especially in the last four years, receiving complete indifference of politicians and parliamentarians.
The current government, led by Evo Morales, emphasizes certain principles of the new Constitution of the State "well-fare"; "harmonious life" and "Good Life", among others. In this regard, we believe that if President Morales wants to be consistent with the Constitution’s postulate, should support the adoption of a law as we are proposing.
It has been 4 years since a project has been presented to the Commission on Social Policy of the House of Representatives, whose members have not said a word about it. No rejection, nor approval. They just forget it.

Distinguished Mr. President Evo Morales of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and H. Congresswoman Betty Tejada, President of the Chamber of Deputies:

The social changes sought, remain incomplete if acts of cruelty against animals remain and continue. It is impossible to Fare Well, in harmony with Pachamana, if the lives of animals, their pain and their blood continue, all over our country.

As long as acts like terracotta Warnes, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia,  are left with impunity, it is a contradiction to the desire to respect nature and the construction of a human society.

In this regard, we respectfully request that you strongly activate the process, currently detained unjustly in the Committee on Social Policy of the Chamber of Deputies.
A public expression of support for the "Draft Law for the Protection of Animals" would be extremely useful to put a stop to the terrible acts of cruelty that animals are suffering in Bolivia.

PACHAMAMA DOES NOT WANT MORE BLOOD!!!

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Distinguished Mr. President Evo Morales of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and H. Congresswoman Betty Tejada, President of the Chamber of Deputies:


The social changes sought, remain incomplete if acts of cruelty against animals remain and continue. It is impossible to Fare Well, in harmony with Pachamana, if the lives of animals, their pain and their blood continue, all over our country.


As long as acts like terracotta Warnes, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia,  are left with impunity, it is a contradiction to the desire to respect nature and the construction of a human society.


In this regard, we respectfully request that you strongly activate the process, currently detained unjustly in the Committee on Social Policy of the Chamber of Deputies.
A public expression of support for the "Draft Law for the Protection of Animals" would be extremely useful to put a stop to the terrible acts of cruelty that animals are suffering in Bolivia.


PACHAMAMA DOES NOT WANT MORE BLOOD!!!

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