PETITION TARGET: Nestor Forster, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States
UPDATE (8/14/2023): We sent our petition, signed by more than 32,000 people, to the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition! Unfortunately, we were not able to get any additional details about this case despite multiple checks back. We’ll continue to advocate for animals! —Lady Freethinker Staff
An international dogfighting circuit brutalized innocent dogs, stuffing pepper into their snouts to make them angry and forcing them to rip each other to shreds. The spectators roasted and ate the lifeless dogs that died from fighting.
Photos and video obtained by police showed bloodied, tied-up dogs in horrendous conditions.
“It was absolute horror,” stated Police Commissioner Matheus Laiola. “A dog that had died was being roasted for food, and pepper was inserted into the snout of the animals to make them angry for the fights.”
According to reports, an international dogfighting circuit hosted the dogfights and took online bets from people worldwide. One of the 40 people arrested, a veterinarian treated dogs solely so they could be forced to fight another round.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the people allegedly involved are currently facing charges of criminal association, mistreatment of animals with aggravating death, and gambling. Nearly all of them posted bail.
These barbaric acts of animal cruelty must not be tolerated. Sign this petition urging Brazilian Ambassador Nestor Forster to call for everyone involved to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.