If you have ever traveled abroad, you are probably well aware of all the different policies and traditions that some countries will have. While these customs may allow you to have a great deal of fun while you are away, there some places that are entirely too focused on the whims of their tourists and this story provides an all too disturbing example of this.
Mauritius is a common vacation destination and while most would not consider this island to be a dangerous place, their policies regarding stray dogs will make anyone’s blood run cold. Animal abuse is not a problem that is merely restricted to the United States and we wish that the people who are responsible for perpetrating these actions would take a long, hard look in the mirror.
There is no reason why an animal’s life should be placed in jeopardy because they might annoy a tourist for a brief moment, but that is exactly how this vacation destination chooses to handle their stray dog related problems. A saddening video has recently leaked, a video that depicts the island’s government rounding each and every stray from the streets and killing them off with painful injections.
The animals are not even given the chance to enjoy a peaceful exist from this mortal plane and the injections contain powerful cleaning agents. We cannot believe that these awful officials do not even have the decency to provide the animals with a quick and painless death. Instead, they are forced to endure one of the most excruciating deaths known to man and for what? The peace and quiet of a tourist who probably doesn’t care anyway.
While there is a great deal of outrage regarding this matter, the government has decided that there is no need to make any sort of adjustments to this policy. The almighty dollar has taken precedence over basic decency and we wish that one of these dogs would fight back. No animal deserves to be dragged kicking and screaming from their usual resting place.
This is a story that needs to be shared with as many people as possible and you should make it your mission to pass it along to a wider audience. Let’s come together to raise awareness on this matter and do everything in our power to ensure that dogs are never forced to experience something so heinous.