“The love for a living creature is the most noble attribute of man”
Dolphins, whales, rockhopper penguins, seals, turtles.
Black vultures, burrowing owls, flamingos, glittering-bellied emeralds, monk parakeets, swans, blackbirds.
Foxes, giant rodents (capybaras), coypus, jaguars, Pampas deer, pumas, South American coatis.
Tortoises, tropical rattlesnakes, coral snakes, crossed pit vipers, white-dotted snakes, mosquitoes.
The flea market in Tristán Narvaja Street sells live animals in cages such as dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and other small animals often not in the best condition. Horse-drawn carts are used for collecting garbage in the city. Some of these horses are in bad condition and experience mistreatment. Stray dogs are common in the city streets and in residential areas.
Horses are used for transport in rural areas. Horses to be slaughtered are transported in open trucks. Stray dogs are also common in rural areas.
Hunting legal with permit. Commonly hunted animals are waterfowl and upland birds such as duck, dove, pigeon and partridges. In some areas, deer, angora goats and mouflons.
Bullfighting is banned in Uruguay. Cock fighting happens in some parts of the country.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries