By Jessica Catherine Jaramillo (undergraduate Tourism & Hotel Management student. Level 4 English)
Many institutions help to protect and care for animals, but unfortunately this is often just words. In Colombia, there is little to no control over cruel behaviour that harms animals. People are generally not interested in protecting animals, or controlling the thousands of cruel acts happening every day in Colombia.
Within the main acts, we can see things like beatings, abandonment, mutilation, the failure to provide adequate water, food, shelter, or the necessary care. There are also the “sport”-based forms of abuse, like bullfighting, cockfighting, dogfighting and circuses.
How much longer will we allow animals to continue suffering from these atrocious acts? Today, it is more common to see animals on the street and this shows that there is no respect for animal life in our country.
To conclude, what I want is to make people aware of animal abuse, and respect the lives of these wonderful beings.