Is this the face of a killer? Mexican authorities are trying to find out. Five people have been mauled to death in a string of recent dog attacks, and now authorities are rounding up some of the city's stray dogs. All of the victims, including a one year old child, were found with bite marks on their bodies and died from the severity of their wounds. At least 25 street dogs have been captured to determine if they were involved in the attacks. But animal activists say street dogs are getting a bad wrap and has prompted a backlash against innocent dogs. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT OF "MUNDO PATITAS" ("PAWS WORLD"), NORMA HUERTA, SAYING: "It worries me how it is being handled in some media. "Dog packs", "killers", "man eaters"-- all of this provokes a strong dislike for the animals including people possibly stoning them (dogs), poisoning them because it's a media-provoked chaos that dogs need to die or else they will eat them (people)." Its not clear if the captured dogs have owners. There are about 120,000 stray dogs living in Mexico city.
Jan. 10 - Street dogs rounded up after a string of deadly dog attacks in Mexico. Julie Noce reports. ( Transcript )
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