So has anyone heard about this or know about it? I just read on the IslaMujeres.info board that a woman's pet dog died due to strychnine poisoning over the weekend. She's in a great deal of pain about it, which I understand completely. But she seems to suggest in her posts that it wasn't an accident...that her beloved dog was actually poisoned as part of an annual attempt to control the dog population. She doesn't directly point the finger at the local government, but implies that they're behind it!!!!!! Well, I'm fairly new here. And I realize that Mexican culture is different from American culture, and that dogs aren't treated as well here as they are in the US. But throwing strychnine-laced beef out for any dog to get? She says that the local vet has seen four other cases recently. And that "the season" is just starting. From a US citizen who's traveled around the world, I'm not naive...but this is truly shocking to me. I suppose it's a good dose of reality for someone who sometimes thinks he's just moved to paradise, but this seems so dark ages to me, it's hard to comprehend. Does anyone have any information about this?