Karachi Authorities Poison Over 700 Stray Dogs, Outrage Continues
06 Aug 2016
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Inhumanity touches new low with this. More than 700 stray dogs were poisoned by Karachi Authorities in Pakistan. The reason behind such a repugnant act was to curtail the population of stray dogs as they attack hundreds and thousands of people every year.
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The authorities gave in chicken meat laced with toxic to the stray mutts. The spokesperson of municipal authority, Karachi, Mr. Sattar Javed mentioned saying that “At least 700 dogs have been killed only in two areas of Karachi’s south in the last couple of days.”
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It is really a shame to see these many poisoned bodies of stray dogs. Being as unaware as they can be, the authorities gave the reason that there isn’t any other way to restrain the problem. However, this problem can be solved by proper sterilization. According to the statistics, the Jinnah Hospital located in Karachi registered around 6500 dog bite cases last year. This year, the number touched to 3700.
The mass culling of stray dog was also done in 2015 by the Karachi government. The corpses of more than 700 stray dogs were lying all over the street. The public saw the municipal employees disposing of the bodies. Moreover, the government was promoted and motivated to launch the culling crusade after the augmentation in dog biting events.
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However, the world isn’t a peaceful place. Pakistan isn’t the only country who is into the culling campaign. In 2014, Russian government also took a similar step to restrain the stray dogs’ population. The authorities in Russia hired a private firm to kill as many stray dogs as possible before Winter Olympics commenced. Both the nations received high criticism for the hideous act.
It is saddening to see such cruelty happening to animals who can’t voice for themselves. Hence, awareness is what people need to create. Instead of poisoning mutts all around, a simple sterilization could also help to curb the population of stray dogs. Putting them down isn’t the only way to solve the problem.