Thou­sands march against an­i­mal cru­elty

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

MADRID (AP): ABOUT 3,500 dogs of all breeds and sizes ran through the streets of Spain’s cap­i­tal with their own­ers in the fifth edi­tion of the ‘Per­ro­ton’, or Do­gathon, a yearly event that seeks to raise aware­ness about an­i­mal cru­elty and en­cour­age dog adop­tions.

US Am­bas­sador James Cos­tos re­ceived an honorary award for his coun­try’s ef­forts against an­i­mal cru­elty. Cos­tos said he was thank­ful for the hon­our. Days be­fore the Do­gathon, he tweeted a pic­ture of him and his dog Greco, say­ing they would run to “high­light the work of the US gov­ern­ment against an­i­mal cru­elty”.

Spain has jail penal­ties for cru­elty against do­mes­ti­cated an­i­mals, but is di­vided con­cern­ing bull­fights and bull runs. Some con­sider them sav­age, out­dated prac­tices, while oth­ers call the spec­ta­cles part of Spain’s cul­tural her­itage.

A dog named ‘Charly’ rests in the arms of his owner after both took part in a run in the ‘Per­ro­ton’, or Do­gathon, a yearly event that seeks to raise aware­ness about an­i­mal cru­elty and the im­por­tance of dog adop­tions.

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