Protestors cry and react as they lay on a street after failing to stop the departure of a vehicle believed to be transporting a dog belonging to a Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Three more people were placed under quarantine for Ebola at a Madrid hospital where a Spanish nurse became infected, authorities said Thursday. More than 50 other possible contacts were being monitored. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Protests erupted in Spain as officials put down an ebola patients dog to prevent the virus from spreading. The movement to “Save Excalibur” was spearheaded by Change.org and brought back up the debate over human life versus animal life. Are they equal?
The dog was sedated before being euthanized, according to health authorities. Its body was moved, following protocol, to a place where it could be cremated.
Excalibur's death comes despite a public push, including a Change.org petition signed by about 400,000 people.
"The dog is a carrier of Ebola. We know that, that dogs carry Ebola and spread it," Glenn said. "Now, you remember how I feel about dogs. I love dogs [...] But let me think, a dog that is even possibly carrying Ebola, do we humanely put the dog down? Yes."
"Thousands of people have died in Africa from this and you're worried about the dog," Pat chided.