Los Angeles Times - opinion]

You might remember we touched on the issue of dog abuse in Mexico late last year when we covered a documentary about how the authorities deal with the country's street dogs.

Recent events confirm what Dallas-based director Bill Buchanan was trying to convey in his film "Companions to None" -- how cultural attitudes toward dogs in Mexico contribute to the continuation of electrocution as a means of getting rid of unwanted animals.

Animal-rights activists in the state of Mexico -- which borders Mexico City -- are up in arms following the electrocution of more than 200 dogs found near a dump last week.

The News reports that although several shelters offered to adopt or administer lethal injections to the animals, which were picked up when the dump was shut down, city veterinarians went ahead and put them down through electrocution after insisting that the animals were too dangerous to adopt.


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