President Sebastian Pinera should deprive the protesters of their living props
Anarchists and communist students using live dogs as protest props in Chile
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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera—the driving force behind saving 33 trapped miners in 2010—should legislate effective rules to stop anarchists and communist-crazed students from using dogs as their props in ongoing daily protests in Santiago.
As the video below shows, dozens of poisoned dogs were the result of an early April protest.
“The canine population in Santiago…is estimated to be 1.25 million dogs. Approximately 260,000 are on the streets. Almost 70% of the dogs on the streets have owners, but the owners let them wander the streets during the day. The street dogs with owners contribute the most to the population problem because they are far healthier than those without owners and have a better capacity to reproduce.” (Cathy Dean, Matador Network, April 21, 2010. )
Loose-tongued Bishop Bernardo Bastres may have popularized the practice of dogs as protest props back in January when he declared: “God created things to be at the service of humans.”
“This is a principle of the Genesis, Bastres declared. Everything is at our service. I don’t want to kill dogs just to kill dogs, because that would be barbarism. But dogs are invading the streets. They have more rights than we have!” (I Love Chile Jan. 15, 2013)
The Catholic Church should clamp down on this clown in the name of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Bastres had apparently been attacked by six dogs before he made his declaration. He had called on the government to do something about the strays in Punta Arenas. Animal rights protesters claimed the result was the poisoning of more than 40 dogs by local authorities.
Protests with dogs have become de rigeur in Santiago, where thousands of students and workers demonstrate and clash with police nearly every day to press demands for education improvements, redistribution of Chile’s wealth and environmental protections.
Chilean protesters reach out to other students on social media. “Blacky” a mutt adopted by young protesters, has become the most visible mascot, with rival fan pages totaling more than 7,000 subscribers or “likes”. (AP Dec. 24, 2012)
Blacky, depicted on Facebook wearing a checkered kaffiyeh around his neck symbolizing the Palestinian resistance movement, has to dodge tear gas and being trodden on for useless Facebook “likes”.
“Students have been hitting the streets for more than a year and a half demanding overhauls to a school system that’s been privatized since the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Protesters say families must struggle with underperforming public schools, expensive private universities and education loans at impossible interest rates.
Engineered socialism always fills the vacuum following dictatorships.
Students and workers on the streets of Santiago reflect the blatant hypocrisy of socialist politicians the world over.
“Dogs are super loyal. They stand with the people and I think they support the students,” (emphasis CFP’s) said Catalina Echenique, 17, who is planning to study psychiatry.
...”With a good education we can generate conscience to protect animals,” she said.
But you don’t pick up conscience in a university textbook. You either have one or don’t.
Meanwhile, President Sebastian Pinera should deprive the protesters of their living props.
Protest from June 20, 2013