Pinning It On The Donkey

I Think I’ve Had Too MuchYou know, I love vacationing in Cancun and I thought it loved me. However, if I look at the situation south of America’s border I’ve come to realize animals are second rate citizens. Just read the following story for evidence that even in the 21st century humans still control our destiny. Sure it’s about a donkey but similar incidents have occurred with canines as well.

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico – A donkey is doing time in southern Mexico for assault and battery.

The animal was locked up at a local jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after it bit and kicked two men near a ranch in Chiapas state, police said Monday.

No word on a) whether the burrow was intoxicated and b) if there was retribution for the rather large dump he took, clogging the john.

Officer Sinar Gomez said the donkey will remain behind bars until its owner agrees to pay the men’s medical bills. “Around here, if someone commits a crime they are jailed,” Gomez said – “no matter who they are.”

Not good news for the donkey’s cell mates. Especially if you got the bottom bunk.

The victims said the donkey bit Genaro Vazquez, 63, in the chest on Sunday and then kicked 52-year-old Andres Hernandez as he tried to come to the rescue, fracturing his ankle.

“All of a sudden, the animal was on top of us like it was rabid,” Hernandez said.

One can imagine a Chuck Norris type scene with the burro’s legs kicking, its head butting and its tail swatting at the enemy. It’s the same type of scene that occurred when Chuck Norris kicked a horse in the chin. That horse’s descendants today are known as giraffes.

Chiapas police have thrown animals in the slammer before, including a bull that devoured corn crops and destroyed two wooden vending stands in March. In 2006, a dog was locked up for 12 days after biting someone. His owners were fined US$18.

Upon second thought, cancel my next spring break to Cancun.

—– UPDATE —–

Blacky, The Mexican donkey is freed from jail.

Blacky was held in the prison for three days for biting and kicking two men near a ranch outside Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas state.

He was freed after his owner, Mauro Gutierrez, paid a fine and hospital bill for the two men injured, reports ITN.

Mauro said: “This issue has been already paid for and fixed, so I’m no longer involved in this.”

Mauro must also pay £244 to each man to compensate for loss of wages.


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