I mages of men forcing a defenseless donkey to enter the cargo hold of an interprovincial bus have caused furor among users of social media in Peru. The poor animal was taken by the legs and in one of the attempts it hit his head to the door of the cargo compartment of the bus.
On social media, the inaction of the people who were present and who only looked at the animal abuse is heavily criticized. Not in the last place because the temperatures in the city of Cascas (province of Great Chimú, La Libertad) in the cargo compartment of the bus easily could rise to 50 degrees. Meanwhile and as usual in Peru, in the offices of the transport company ‘Cascas’ located in the city of Trujillo, there was no clarification from the administrator, according to America TV news. However, regional transport manager Ever Cadenillas, said that he will notify the company to comply with a sanctioning process and that the case should be carried out by the National Service of Agrarian Health (Senasa), since it concerns animal mistreatment. And speaking of donkeys, Cadenillas bizarrely said that this act would the lives of the passengers at risk.
In April 2015, the Peruvian Congress approved a bill that raises the punishment up to five years of imprisonment for those who mistreat and or cause the death of a pet or animal.