PETA Campaign Leads to First Animal Protection Regulation in Bolivian Military

April 2009

After nearly a month of intense PETA campaigning against horrific combat training exercises conducted by the Bolivian military–in which live dogs were shown in a video being tied down, stabbed repeatedly, and screaming in agony–the Bolivian Ministry of Defense ended the killing by issuing the military’s first-ever animal protection regulation–Resolution 217–which “prohibit[s] all acts of violence, exploitation, [and] mistreatment that provokes the death of animals.”

 

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