In the midst of the controversy unleashed by a viral video, Sergio Mauricio San Juan Galarzo, the man captured dragging his dog on a motorcycle in Santa Marta, he broke his silence to clarify the situation.
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According to Galarzo, his action was misinterpreted, claiming that he was not driving at high speed and I only took the animal a few blocks because it refused to get on the motorcycle.
The owner of the dog, who is seen in good condition in a video shared by Galarzo, maintains that His pet had gotten lost and when he found it several streets away, he decided to rescue it. Given the animal’s resistance to getting into the vehicle, he states that “I slowly moved it to the side.”
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The citizen requested the deletion of the first video, arguing that the misinterpretation cost him his job, since his bosses dispensed with his services.
The response from the District Mayor’s Office was immediate, rejecting Galarzo’s actions and alleging that the canine was being subjected to conditions of pain and stress.
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The district administration in a statement urged police authorities to implement corrective measures, citing article 116 of Law 1801 of 2016 and article 399A of the Colombian Penal Code.
By Roger Urieles
For EL TIEMPO Santa Marta
In X: @rogeruv