Spain Euthanizes Ebola Patient’s Dog Despite Mass Protests, Petition
Teresa Ramos, the Spanish nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola, had a dog named Excalibur. And because of concerns from local health officials that the dog had Ebola as well, they made the decision to euthanize him.
Ramos’ husband posted on the Facebook page for the group Amig@s X Los Animales (AXLA), revealing health officials spoke to him about putting Excalibur down. That kicked off a whirlwind of protests. A petition to keep him alive got well over 350,000 signatures.
And there had been lots of people protesting against the decision:
— Spudnik (@IrishBerliner) October 8, 2014
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) October 8, 2014
Spain social moviment activism to defense Excalibur pic.twitter.com/bPMoY7mO7K
— Sergio.L.Mir (@sergiolopezmir) October 8, 2014
— Isa Soares (@IsaCNN) October 8, 2014
AXLA posted this emotional reaction on Facebook:
AXLA also posted this video of a very heated face-off with police following the decision to put Excalibur down:
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