I've written about this several times in the past; about so-called "chupacabras" found in the U.S. Somewhere along the Fortean line, the chupacabra legend morphed front the glowing red eyed, spiny backed bipedal alien-like cryptid of Puerto Rico, then Florida, Mexico, and elsewhere, to the hairless canine type animals in the U.S. KRIS 6 News - Chupacabra Found Alive in South Texas?
For some time now, these odd hairless animals have been chased, trapped and killed, out of a thrilling fear sense, so it seems. Referred to as "chupacabras" these animals are displayed as proof there is something monstrous roaming the land.
In reality, these animals are just that: animals, of the mundane variety. Sadly, their conditions are worrisome, not because of any "monster" threat, but because their conditions are not only bad for the animal, but indicators of something wrong in the eco-system. Instead, this obvious signal of distress within our environment is ignored, while the sensationalism of "monsters" in our midst continues with reports of a "monster" caught on tape. Or in a trap. Or shot to death.