started this petition to
National Assembly and the Council of State of Cuba
As World Citizens, and friends of
Cuba, we call upon the
National Assembly and the Council of State of Cuba to establish an Act that
provides the legal framework to combat cruel and inhumane actions committed
against Cuban animals.
referring to this petition will be forwarded to the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa, Canada**
Incident in Manzanillo
A recent video from Manzanillo, Cuba,
circulated on social media, shows two men setting a dog on fire and burning it
alive. Brazenly, in the middle of the street. Other citizens looked on as the
crime was committed.
These two young Cuban men need to be held accountable for this
repulsive deed. Their cruel torture degrades Cuba’s reputation and confirms the
need for animal welfare laws and established punishments. Animal abuse is
unacceptable in a civilized Cuban society.
Cruelty and Human Violence
Legislation against animal abuse would not only help to eliminate
the suffering of Cuban animals, it would also serve the Cuban people.
Deliberate acts of cruelty against animals, such as torture,
beating or maiming; and activities such as dog fighting, result in severe pain,
injury and death. These abusive acts warrant severe penalties, not only
because of their shocking nature and the immediate harm they inflict, but also
because there is documentation that links animal abuse and criminal violence
against people. Those who abuse animals have a propensity to commit other
violent offenses toward human victims, crimes to personal property, and
disorderly conduct offenses.
Acts of animal cruelty committed by youngsters increases the
likelihood that they will commit continued physical violence as well as other
nonviolent forms of delinquency during adolescence.
agree that early prevention and treatment of animal cruelty is the key to
stopping the cycle of violence, because as aggressive children grow, they are
less responsive to therapeutic intervention.
Assembly and the Council of State of Cuba
Cuban government can help stop the cycle of violence by recognizing that animal
abuse is an indicator of serious problems. Reporting animal abuse can help
authorities stop other types of violence. Local law enforcement and prosecutors
need to consider crimes against animals as a serious violation to Cuba’s
citizens and their principles. Safe
communities and upholding the ideals of Cuban society in safe communities is
we ask for your consideration in this matter.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way
its animals are treated.‐ Mahatma Gandhi
We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on
peace. – Fidel Castro