06 August 2022 | 12:00 AM | Written by: Web Administrator
Animal and environmental groups frequently call on the community to take care of all human beings, and ask the authorities for help due to the constant cases of mistreatment, which have become daily bread on social networks, where videos and photographs are broadcast daily to highlight the suffering of an animal.
One of the most recent and that has generated great indignation occurred on the island of San Andrés, where a man was recorded throwing a dog into the sea, using it as bait to attract sharks, although it is unknown with what intention he did so.
And it is that, although the animal would have already been dead so for many a case of animal abuse would not apply, the truth is that its body is used improperly only to satisfy its own interests; In addition, the causes of the animal’s death are not yet known, as there are those who claim that it could have been killed just for that.
After receiving complaints from the community, the authorities went to the place where this reprehensible practice was being carried out, and captured said man in flagrante delicto; The operation was carried out by the National Police and the Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina (Coralina).
The fisherman has the body of the dog with its legs tied and decides to throw it into the sea, while two sharks approach little by little as if they were fighting each other for the prey; even when the canine is on a rock they do not leave that area.
Although animal advocates have focused on the fact that a dog was used as bait, even if it were dead, the authorities warn that it is not the only thing of concern, since these practices alter the natural conditions of marine biodiversity and threaten the safety of the people, for attracting potentially dangerous animals to the coast, which would cause accidents such as the recently known one in which a tourist was attacked by sharks.