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Dogs’ Death at School Causes March against Animal Mistreatment in Nicoya

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On Saturday, September 20, the general public will have the opportunity to participate in a march against animal mistreatment, along with their pets. The event will take place in Nicoya.

The march was organized as a response to a case of animal cruelty that happened at the primary school in San Ambrosio, in which six dogs were found dead. Concerned students approached PAC Youth seeking help in defending animal rights and to demand that the acts of violence were not repeated.

The event will also have the support of students and coordinators of the La Trufula Artistic Expression Center, who have been working on banners and will present an artistic improvisation during the march.

Cristina Campos, La Trufula’s general coordinator, said that she hopes the event will generate more awareness about violence in general. “We hope that animals feel secure in society and that people understand that they are not playthings or decorations, but instead part of our family.”

The march will start at 7:30 a.m. in front of the courthouse and will end at the colonial plaza, where there will be veterinary stands giving out information, food and water for pets.