Anyone who spends time with Russian immigrants will tell you that they are blunt, cynical and often are almost uncontrollably calibrated to try to “get away with things.” That’s because Soviet culture demanded such “skill sets.”
Similarly, Mexicans live in a lawless country. Bribery is rampant. And Mexicans do not share the (latter day) “white”/British attitude towards animal welfare. (King James had a bear baiting pit — today’s attitudes are Victorian/Edwardian…)
If you doubt this, watch Cesar Millan reruns; in some episodes he journeys to Mexico and America’s heavily Mexican South-Western US. And he and his helpers say out loud that Mexicans “need to be educated” about modern standards of animal welfare.
Out here almost all laws concerning the licensing and vaccination of dogs seem to have simply disappeared. No one can walk or ride a bicycle along these rural roads without being attacked by hounds that are unlicensed and not vaccinated—and that have no ID or indeed owners that step forward to claim ownership once the victim is bleeding. The Bloomberg Rule reigns (i.e., if you can’t keep snow off the street, deplore global warming or cosmic war): we talk of dreamers because we have not a clue how to ensure that hundreds of thousands of pets are registered and given rabies shots. No one suggests that once one breaks the law of his adopted home, and continues to do so through false affidavits, aliases, and fraudulent documents, then the law itself become an abstraction, useful as a shelter, expendable if an inconvenience. Again, one assumes that if a citizen were to do that, he would face a felony indictment.