To charges of the association Adopts Monterrey BC of scare-mongering on the part of the Secretariat of Sustainable Development to staff of the grouping during an inspection visit, the Secretariat of Sustainable Development requires what follows:
• In accordance with the Law on Protection and Animal Welfare to the Sustainability of the State of Nuevo Leon, the entire civil association dedicated to the protection of animals must obtain a permit for its registration as such.
• The authorisation procedure includes a verification of the information given by the applicant who is requesting the authorization.
• The association Adopts Monterrey B.C. he joined voluntarily the procedure and was visited by the Secretariat on the 21st of June this as part of the procedure for their authorization.
• The visit was to check the information subscribed during the application process, not from inspection to closing. This information can be corroborated in the order submitted to the association before you start the due diligence, which establishes as a ground:
“To verify the characteristics of the property or site visited, their facilities, buildings, boundaries, and documentation necessary for the realization of its object; in addition, the compliance of the provisions of the Law on Protection and Animal Welfare to the Sustainability of the State of Nuevo León, and other order in the matter… and can act at any time, even in hours and non-working days”.
• The inspector of the Secretariat came to the property with the permission of staff of the association, who signed their consent in the order of inspection.
• The process of the visit was conducted professionally and there is no harassment or threats of any nature on the part of the staff of the Secretariat.
• Adopts Monterrey B.C. stated that “at 21:30 hours it calls for the support of the public force to close our facilities,” to which it is important to note that:
– The Secretariat of Sustainable Development acted without support of the public force and at no time called to any instance of public force.
– The Secretariat of Sustainable Development is not closed the facilities of the association.
– The association Adopts Monterrey B.C. called to the security forces without any justification. This is a time that the due diligence had been completed and their representative had signed the order of visit.
– A representative of Adopts Monterrey B.C. accused inexplicable and unjustifiably attempted kidnapping to the inspector of the Secretariat before a patrol of Military Police that was in the area.
– After verifying the identity and the purpose of the visit of the inspector of the Secretariat, the staff of the Military Police retreated and the inspector was released.
– With this act, the association put at risk the integrity of the inspector of the Secretariat.
In the face of these allegations, the Secretariat of Sustainable Development stresses that the inspectors of the unit are properly certified and follow specific protocols in each diligence.
In addition, the Secretariat informs that this statement is intended to clarify to the public opinion the events that occurred and that the process of the procedure of authorization of registration of the association Adopts Monterrey B.C. will not be affected. In the week of 26 June this will terminate the review and issued the resolution of the procedure.
Have a positive resolution, Adopts Monterrey B.C. to become the first association for the protection of animals in getting this registration with the new law.
The Secretariat of Sustainable Development reaffirms its commitment to continue ensuring the protection of animal and collaborating with the other associations already registered and with which up to now has been able to work productively.
It also invites those associations that do not have a record that is closer to the unit to start its processing.