New Pet Food Tax in Mexico Could Lead to Increase in Animal Abandonments
Manuel Rueda - Fusion
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January 31, 2014

As 2014 gets underway, Mexicans are discovering that they have a lot more more taxes to pay.

Soft drinks, chewing gum, intercity bus travel, and stock market transactions are just some of the items now being taxed by Mexico’s federal government as it struggles to collect funds to pay for things like better roads and pensions for the poor.

But there is one particular tax that has angered thousands of people here and could do some serious damage to the country’s dogs and cats: A 16% sales tax on pet food. Dog lovers in Mexico City are already feeling the pinch.

... Middle class dog owners might be able to absorb the new costs, but animal right groups say that the new tax will have a more serious impact on the millions of dogs living in Mexico’s poor neighborhoods.

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