The weekend, the marketers of street animals took to the streets of the market, Wells and the Sunday fair on the third ring and the double pathway to The Guard to sell dogs and cats, ignoring the informative a pause in this activity to slow the spread of canine rabies.
The majority of these animals is brought from Cochabamba and neighboring municipalities for the people who come to the capital of santa cruz attracted by the high demand from buyers, according to denounce the owners of business authorized, which have decided to abide by the teaching of the municipality. However, they ask the Mayor to apply the same rigor with the street vendors, and installed checkpoints in the gates and access routes to Santa Cruz.
“We’re meeting the standard, but, who controls the street vendors?. For example, yesterday (Sunday) arrived, dogs for sale from Cochabamba, no shots and not dewormed, the market The Wells and Supply,” said Alex Garcia, who has a business on the avenue Three Steps to the Front.
“There are people that bring dogs in Cochabamba and of The Winch, that comes exclusively for the fairs that there are weekends on the third ring, in the Wells or in the Feria Barrio Lindo. Should control on the bars,” said another saleswoman.
The director of the Society for the protection of Animals (Soprama), Sandro, Fernández, said that at least 2,000 dogs, from Cochabamba, mainly from Drew, come every week to the capital of santa cruz to be sold.
Returned the animals
The local legally established have had to return the dogs to their owners to comply with the nomativa, as indicated. Garcia, for example, said that on Thursday, before being notified, had 13 dogs, but had to return.
They also ask you to monitor the sale of dogs through social networks.
From the Mayor’s office, the secretary of Health, Fernando Mustafa, stated that the control will come to all of the business.