20 Jun '14, 11pm

Is Brazil Killing Stray Dogs to “Clean Up” the World Cup?

Is Brazil Killing Stray Dogs to “Clean Up” the World Cup?

While the World Cup has proven an exciting event for international sports fans, local stray dogs in Brazil, the country hosting the competition, aren’t nearly as content. Animal activists allege that officials in the country are gathering and killing homeless dogs in an effort to clean up during one of the world’s most watched events. To be clear, Brazilian government officials are denying that any such actions are occurring. Nonetheless, there have been a number of eyewitness accounts, particularly from people in the city of Recife, that swear they saw stray dogs being rounded up from the streets. If, as witnesses say, the dogs are being taken away, the fact that the government is not demonstrating temporary housing for the animals would indicate that the dogs are being put down. “Especially when we have big events… if they see a dog on the streets, they do not rescue, tr...

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