Cuba enacts new animal rights laws, but allows cock fights & animal sacrifice, ignores human rights

From our Bureau of Blatant Legalized Hypocrisy

In a fit of virtue signaling, Castro, Inc. has caved in to internal and international pressure and announced that henceforth, it will be illegal for humans to torture and mistreat animals.

Staging cock fights where roosters peck and claw each other to death is still okay, and so is the sacrificing of animals to African deities.

None of the news stories on this totally superficial announcement make mention of the fact that the Cuban government will continue to torture, starve, and mistreat all human beings on the island, except for tourists who keep quiet about human rights abuses on the island.

Socialist animal sacrifice: still legal

From CTV (Canada)

Cuba on Saturday published a new animal-welfare law, the country’s first, providing fines in cases of abuse but not banning cockfights or animal sacrifices during religious rites.

The legislation is considered a victory for Cuba’s civil society, one of the first times its demands have become law in the Communist country.

On April 7, 2019, some 500 people marched in Havana to demand an animal-protection law, in what was the first independent, nonpolitical mass demonstration ever authorized by the Cuban government.

In February, a few dozen animal-rights activists assembled again in front of the Agriculture Ministry.

The new decree, published by the Council of State, says in part that the establishment of rules guaranteeing “animal welfare and raising awareness in our population on the care and respect of animals is a demand of our society.”

The objective, it adds, is to achieve “a harmonious relationship between human beings and other species, as an indispensable condition for the existence of all.”

In its Article 9, the decree forbids anyone “to provoke a confrontation between animals of any species, unless an exception is approved by the relevant authority.”

Fights between dogs are thus banned, but cockfights — a longtime tradition in Cuba, seen even on the family property of Fidel Castro — remain legal so long as they are sponsored by specific state-supervised clubs.

Similarly, animal sacrifices by the Santeria, the syncretic religion that originated in Nigeria before being brought to Cuba by enslaved people, are still authorized.

3 thoughts on “Cuba enacts new animal rights laws, but allows cock fights & animal sacrifice, ignores human rights”

  1. It’s all so calculated, tiresome, insincere and obscenely hypocritical–but yes, the usual suspects will play along and clap like trained seals. Can’t blame the Castronoids for playing their instruments.

  2. Asombra:

    “It’s all so calculated, tiresome, insincere and obscenely hypocritical–but yes, the usual suspects will play along and clap like trained seals. Can’t blame the Castronoids for playing their instruments.”

    ABSOLUTELY. Another useless law for external consumption. This law will be given as much consideraton as the regime gives “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” That is to say, even though the regime is a signatory of said document, it is illegal to have a copy of the UDHR in Cuba and the principles in said document are all VIOLATED in one way or another.

    • It’s essentially the same sham and cynical “progress” as the gay rights scam–and the cock fights and animal sacrifices will not be criticized because Cubans are “primitive” third-world savages who must be allowed such things as part of their “culture.” There are always some useful idiots who’ll believe in this BS, but most of the usual suspects know the score, and are simply full of it.

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