This is the moment a loyal pit bull terrier chases after a taxi with its owner inside after the pet pooch was abandoned on the streets.
The startling incident took place on Cuitlahuac avenue in the northern municipality of Azcapotzalco in Mexico City, the Mexican capital, and was recorded by an onlooker who caught up with the taxi when it pulled over.
Video Credit: CEN/@Unión-unidos-Azcapotzalco
In the video, the pit bull can be seen sprinting down the busy road next to a taxi. The dog keeps up with the moving car whose driver has put on the hazard warning lights.
The clip then shows the taxi after it pulled over with the pooch standing by the driver¡’s side. The passenger is showing his middle finger to the camera and the person recording says: “Shame on you! You don’t have a heart! F*cking despicable human being!
“And you, Nava Casas Marco Antonio (the alleged name of the taxi driver). You are an accomplice.”
Local media report it is believed the passenger in the taxi, who has not been named, had abandoned the pooch in the street and tried to flee in the taxi.
It is unknown if the dog has been rescued as the animal reportedly continue chasing the taxi.
According to a 2016 census of the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the number of dogs in the country was approximately 19.5 million, and it is estimated that number has increased to up to 28 million.
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a firm specialised in animal health solutions, reported in 2018 that 70 percent of dogs in the country are living on the streets.
At the beginning of July in the State Forum “Recognition of Animals as Sentient Beings”, deputy Alejandra Flores Espinoza, of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), reported that they are seeking to recognise the rights of animals to a dignified life and death in the Political Constitution of the State. At the moment only Mexico City has this general law and regulation.
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