A donkey is doing time in Southern Mexico for assault and battery.
The animal was locked up in a local jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after it bit and kicked two men near a ranch in Chiapis state, police said Monday.
Officer Sinar Gomez said the donkey will remain behind bars until its owner agrees to pay the men’s medical bills.
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. Police said it took a half-dozen men to control the enraged burro.
“Around here, if someone commits a crime they are jailed,” Gomez said. “No matter who they are.”
QUICK! SOMEBODY CALL P.E.T.A.
So … are we looking at a case where an animal is being elevated to the status of a human? Or are humans being taken down a notch or two to the level of the animal?
Whatever the case, I get the feeling that P.E.T.A. is probably going to be very pleased when it hears about this.
I wonder how many attorneys have contacted the donkey to see if he wants one of them to post bail and represent the animal in court?
I can see it now. “Your honor, I move that this case be dismissed. My client is an ass!” /Gary
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