3 cleared of cruelty in Puerto Rico pet massacre
A Puerto Rican judge on Wednesday found a contractor and two of his workers not guilty of animal cruelty in a highly publicized massacre of dogs and cats seized from a housing project and hurled off a bridge last year.
Following weeks of testimony, Superior Court Judge Miguel Fabre ruled prosecutors did not show sufficient evidence to make a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, telling the court that investigators had no witnesses linking the trio to the pets' deaths in October.
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Editor's note: How shameful. I can't believe these workers were cleared in this case.
Generally, Puerto Rico must do a better job at caring for its animals and send a message to citizens that animal abuse, neglect or abandonment will not be tolerated and that there will be consequences. This poor treatment of island animals is one reason that Puerto Rico Sun has adopted animal rights as a cause.
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