MEXICO ANIMALS – Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing Mexican service dogs

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A man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Tuesday in the central Mexican state of Querétaro for the killings of Athos and Tango, rescue and emotional support dogs that were part of the emergency bodies of the Mexican Red Cross, in the first criminal trial for animal abuse in the country’s history.

A judge sentenced Benjamín “N” to 10 years and six months in prison for killing the dogs with poisoned sausages on June 13, 2021.