Last updateMon, 29 Sep 2014 12pm
Century 21 Ajijic

Pelican slayer behind bars

]A young man is in the slammer and facing criminal charges after he was caught killing a pelican on the shores of Lake Chapala.
If he goes to trial, Aaron Díaz Rojas, 19, would become the first person in Chapala to be prosecuted under Jalisco’s newly implemented animal cruelty laws.

Following up on the report from an anonymous caller on the afternoon of Sunday, September 21, Chapala police were dispatched to the shoreline beach on the eastern outskirts of the city where they witnessed Díaz Rojas firing off shots with an air rifle targeted at a flock of white pelicans that inhabit the area.

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