A state van for moving prisoners has been photographed in the Sate of Mexico driving with a dog hanging by his neck with a rope from the back of the car.
The photos were taken by a man who was on his way home. The man told Vice he didn’t approach the car because he was afraid of the repercussions and that he prefers to remain anonymous. The man told Vice: “I didn’t want them to know that I was taking pictures of them because in the end we are talking about the Secretary of State and we know when something or someone bothers them, they have the power to make people disappear without any trouble.”
The images were released on social media by the Tomy Foundation with the caption: “If you thought that the D.F.’s government cared about animals you are wrong. Last night police van with license plate 2-DGB and SEGOB and GDF’s economic number B-101 was driving with a dog tied to the back of the car.
“We demand authorities to take action immediately and charge those involved. There’s no use in passing laws banning dogs from rooftops if this is going to be the end.”
The Secretary of the Penitentiary System of the Federal District of Mexico announced that they have launched an investigation to identify the driver and officials travelling in the government truck. The head of the Secretary, Hazael Ruíz Ortega, said all people involved will be punished for the cruel act.