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Chilean police say they have rescued a malnourished 2-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbor's dog. The national police says a witness spotted the dog feeding the boy Thursday at a mechanic's workshop on Thursday in the desert port of Arica
Gajardo says the mother showed up at the hospital drunk, but she has not been arrested because there was not physical harm to the child.
originally posted by: Gothmog
Please dont condemn the mother yet. Check out the poverty level in Chile. Then research how many children in the US are malnourished.
originally posted by: lonegurkha
Pretty sad state of affairs when a dog shows more humanity than a human mother, and the child wasn't removed from the mother, and the mother wasn't arrested for neglect. What's the world coming to?
originally posted by: SgtHamsandwich
Here is a point that I think people are missing and the thought of it makes me even sicker to my stomach.
Someone had to go out of their way to teach that poor child to feed from that dog. That is not a human instinct. Feeding from it's own mother is an instinct, not from a freaking dog.
Some people are just appalling.
originally posted by: OrphanApology
Unless it wasn't weened yet and this was just a way of procuring milk that could sustain the child.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
a reply to: lonegurkha
That dog deserves a T-bone steak for dinner the rest of its days. It pretty much saved that child.