PETA Statement re Excalibur, Ebola Patient’s Dog Killed by Madrid Government

For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

PETA UK Director Mimi Bekhechi has released the following statement:

PETA is sad to hear that a dearly loved dog was destroyed because of the Ebola scare, even though no one can point to any evidence that dogs can transmit Ebola and efforts could have been made to quarantine him. The last thing that this nurse needs is to learn that a family member has been lost, even if, as we all hope, her own life is saved. We appeal for common sense and mercy to prevail if such a case arises in the future.

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