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Barbados: Animal Cruelty

Barbados Free Press republishes a letter from an “irate hiker” whose group discovered the body of a dog that was hanged from a tree: “The RSPCA was notified. Their response was ‘write a letter to the newspapers’. Where is the the ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ in such a response? The police were also called. Their response was even worse. No response.”

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  • Eyes Wide Open

    Unfortunately animal cruelty happens everywhere in the world. In Barbados I have seen people of different nationalities abuse their dogs. It is not only BArbadians in Barbados that abuse their dogs. I have tried to find out out where to turn to report abuse…but everywhere I turn I am sent elsewhere. Even so called animal welfare organisations in Barbados don’t want anything to do with abuse cases. It is awful knowing that people who are supposed to be there for animals….couldn’t care less when abuse is mentioned. To me, the whole thing is a farse. Animal abuse is going to continue, even the known cases…because as it is….nobody wants to get involved. As a result I have to see my neighbours beautiful and once happy puppy tied to a tree in the garden without shelter or water 24/7, rain or shine. His expat family (adults, children and visitors) totally ignore him, and psychologically abuse him when the other dog in the family lives a normal dog life while he is watching. It is heartbreaking to hear the puppy barking in the pooring rain, while he stands without shelter, tied to a tree…and believe it or not….family members passing in front of him while they come and go to the house…..and they don’t even know that the dog is there. This is a nasty family who shouldn’t be allowed to have a dog. If they were in their home country they would have been fined, jailed and the dog would have been taken away from them.

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