During his campaign, Luis Gullermo Solís promised penalties for those who commit animal abuse. However, the President now faces great criticism due to his bill’s slow process.
This discomfort increased last Friday when the public found out about Duke, a puppy who received machete slashes and lost part of his snout as a consequence.
The president said that the government has committed to repudiate animal abuse and therefore he has maintained his support to the bill.
In the past extraordinary sessions, with The Executive’s support and most fractions’ approval, we reached a huge advance on this bill, to the point it is about to be approved,
defended Solís on his Facebook official profile.
He also blamed legislators because the bill wasn’t discussed as soon as intended:
Since we are in regular sessions, the agenda is defined by the Legislature, therefore, the initiative’s progress relies on its competition.
The president also assured that most of the legislators want this atrocity to come to an end.
Elena Quesada, domestic coordinator of Animal Welfare, promised the bill will be discussed as one of the main topics in August’s extraordinary sessions.