<span class="">"Dear Friends, is with joy that I bring this news: a brave and righteous Judge of the Administrative Court of Beja decided - against everything and everyone - allow the appeal of ANIMAL; and Zico will be under our care . Though is a provisional decision, we do guarantee you that we will do everything so that will becomes a final decision. The next few days will be travel, withdrawal Zico from the Beja </span><span class="">kennel (we will change his name as soon as they get out of that place and that life and he will be called Mandela, for obvious reasons) and his admission to the Veterinary Hospital of our trust. We'll give you, all the news as soon as possible that we can do it (please do not forget that we have a lot of work in hand and can not be faster) .
We thank you very much for the trust you have placed in ANIMAL over these seven months.
Zico / Mandela is saved! "
This was the ANIMAL's </span><span class=""><span class="">announcement ... </span>the dog who was charged with the murder of a child in January of this year will be delivered to ANIMAL rehabilitation.
Will also change its name to Mandela.
I leave you here the justification given by ANIMAL about Zico new name:
"Dear friands, let's see if we can get this cleared up once and forever:
ANIMAL EVER give human names to pets or other animals that we rescue. ALWAYS do it as a tribute. No, we do not see as a provocation give the name of a symbol of resistance to an animal that, although not aware of it, had a lot of people to fight for him, and that somehow it is also a symbol of resistance. No, no one is comparing </span><span class=""><span class="">Nelson Mandela to the dog Mandela , because they are two individuals and they are not comparable, neither the two situations such as those analyzed here are. </span>Why make something so simple - give a name of a human who we admire to a non-human, an animal - into something capable of so much hatred and blindness? We receive threats after threats, journalists have to tell us directly </span><span class=""><span class="">(where is the exemption??) that this is a </span></span><span class="">provocation and we are disrespecting the memory of the deceased child.
Another thing I want to clarify, though we can not and not want to give details of the autopsy of the child(which we have in our power, so we know of what we speak) is NOT proved that the dog has been responsible for the death of the child! If it had been proved, the judge never would have decided in our favor! We will never know what happened in that house on the night of the tragedy, but this is what is given.
We have a profound respect for the child's family, because the pain they felt when losing a child is unimaginable. Never mentioned here do not even mention the name of the child for modesty and respect. We do not have this right. We have always been correct and respected the memory of the deceased, so we can not assume that whoever put this matter in question and say that we are lacking in respect to that family by giving a name like this that we gave to the dog. They wanted him we had called Saddam? Please! Ask yourself some good sense. We are human, like you, and we also have feelings, kids, family. We know too well the pain of losing someone so disclaim any unjust accusation like that. Please share this clarification, it should not be necessary. "
I had posted a journal about this sometime ago asking your help:
Unfortunately the dog continues to be accused of the child's death by the media and many people (uninformed).
The dog ex-owners admitted they wanted to get rid of Zico. Probably this accident turned out to be an excuse to get rid of the animal as well as to get rid of the blame for the accident with the child ...
People still want to remain ignorant!
Like ANIMAL mentioned in their Facebook page:
"The mere fact of writing" killed baby "now means that half of the comments are anti-dog."
Many of newspaper, television and even on television these expressions are used which leads many people to accept Zico as the murderer ....
What is interesting is that the ex-owners have not even been blamed for nothing ...
</span>I'm at this moment defending Zico from the anti-Zico people on a Newspaper site XD
I will defend the animals forever -.-
I HATE injustice committed against to whom can't defend themselves.