Mexico City feral dog killings open debate


MEXICO CITY (AP) — The fatal mauling of four people by feral dogs in a Mexico City park has set off debate about the city's love/hate relationship with its dog population, and about the guilt or innocence of 25 animals trapped near the scene of the killings.

Mexico City's mayor says the government will launch a new program to spay and neuter the thousands of dogs who wander the city. Animal advocates are calling for Mexico City residents to question a pet culture that often treats dogs as disposable.

Photos of the forlorn, skinny strays captured in the wooded, hilltop park where a woman, her baby and a teenage couple were killed in two separate incidents set off a Twitter campaign protesting their innocence and calling on Tuesday for authorities not to euthanize them.

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