The goverment of Margarita Island in Venezuela has ordered the poisoning and killing of stray dogs in Margarita Island, Venezuela as a sanitary measure before trying other less radical measures in order to avoid this problem. Family pets have also resulted killed by this procedure. Local Groups against animal mistreatment are protesting on the web this inhumane measure that is taking place as this note is written. They are being given estrictine and poisoned meat. There are reports of poisoned dogs also in the capital city, Caracas. Twitter users in Venezuela are intensively denouncing this situation using the hashtags #NoAlaMatanzaDePerrosEnMargarita and the user @mascotasdecalle, an organization that works to help street dogs in the country.