Mexican first-responders fined for abusing young bear
Photo via Change.org. I’m not for unnecessarily tormenting animals by any means. But that government is talking tougher about these guys, than they do drug cartels.
Mexican authorities have fined a volunteer fire department and civil defense office after first-responders photographed themselves with a captured young black bear that was tied spread-eagle with its ears being pulled, the Associated Press reports.
Photos, which were posted to unspecified social media, sparked an outcry across Mexico, AP says.
“This is outrageous,” Environment Secretary Juan Elvira Quesada said. “We are going to go after these people with all the force of the law.”
The fire department and the civil defense office each was fined the equivalent of $1,170. More via Mexican first-responders fined for abusing young bear.