March Against Animal Abuse in Cuba

March for an animal protection law in Cuba, April 7, 2019.

Por Ivett de las Mercedes

HAVANA TIMES – For years, independent groups and protectors have been demanding an animal protection law in Cuba, but their efforts have fallen on deaf ears and insensitive hearts.

Draft laws have been made that have not been approved. Signatures have been collected as proof that citizens want inclusion of the rights of four-legged friends in the penal code. Many groups have sprung up across the country that are dedicated to saving stray animals and who also demand the long-awaited law.

It was time for the pro-animal community to take to the streets. This Sunday, April 7, some 500 people walked from El Quijote Park to Colon Cemetery in Vedado. Homage was paid to Jeannette Ryder, the founder of the Band of Mercy (Bando de la piedad) in Cuba.

The idea was to go down busy 23rd Street, but at the last minute the route was diverted to 25th Street.
It was a peaceful march; There were posters, banners, orange ties and joy. Some took their pure-bred pets and those rescued from the streets. Here are some pictures of what happened.






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6 thoughts on “March Against Animal Abuse in Cuba

  • April 9, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Ojalá algun día en Cuba alguien se acuerde de las mascotas, siempre ha habido un abuso.

  • April 9, 2019 at 10:13 am

    My first time in Cuba it was a lot Miss treat Dogs Horses etc… I remember that I was eating and I ask the waitress different food my husband asked you don’t eat that food I say is not for me is for this poor angels.
    They have right to live and be respected, it is about time.

  • April 9, 2019 at 3:30 am

    It is about time to protect animals in Cuba against abuse . There are many stray animals and they are treated very cruel . I often visit Cuba and I have seen how how indifferent people are . I love Cuba – but they Way dogs and cats in the Streets are treated is one of the things I don’t like about Cuba .
    Please make a change .

  • April 9, 2019 at 12:29 am

    What are you insinuating?

  • April 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    It’s interesting to see how in Cuba almost everything is divide by race if you look very well almost every one in this March is white and some mulatos

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