In the framework of the National Dog Day today, activists for the rights of animals in Cuba gathered in the streets of Havana to demand the approval of an Animal Protection Law that covers both niches legal in relation to this issue in the country.
Animal abuse is not punished by the cuban law. Shameful practices of animal exploitation are protected by the constitutional lines as forms of self-employment, namely the employment of carriages pulled by horses or goats ill-fed, and the sale of puppies, commonly crammed into small cages.
“The perfect opportunity to come together for what we all want, a better society for the animals. To do this the first thing is that there is legal backing for the protection of these. We need a Law of Protection of Animal”, wrote in their social networks, the activist Wendy Reyes, at the front of the non-profit organization of Cubans in Defense of Animals (CeDA).