Animal rights activists and community members are up in arms over animal cruelty in Karachi, Pakistan. Municipal authorities apparently chose poison to cull the stray dog population, killing an estimated 700 canines in the district.
Photos showing the results of the massacre went viral over social media, and netizens expressed their disgust and anger at the needless deaths.
Hundreds of dog carcasses littered the streets after the purge.
This angered animal lovers and the internet at large. Netizens shared the images with their furious comments:
“Just bloody horrible”, “Spread the word. Shame on Karachi authorities!”, “No more cruelty!”, the outraged messages said.
Authorities used poison tablets chicken meat to lure stray dogs. In the following days, hundreds of deaths occurred.
Municipal workers went out to collect the carcasses, which they unloaded by the truckload for disposal.
Dead dogs dumped out of trucks.
Animal activists called the government out for animal cruelty, however officials said there is no other way to rid Karachi of strays.
In a city with a 20-million population, Jinnah Hospital records show 6,500 people treated for dog bites last year alone. This year, there have been 3,700 cases so far. And these are the ones that have been documented.
The city launched the operation to protect people from attacking packs of stray dogs.
Officials say the dead dog tally is now at 700, but they expect thousands more purged within the month.
Concerned citizens continue to complain over the unnecessarily cruel means to solve the animal bites issue. Meanwhile, animal activists condemn the Karachi government for violating the animal rights act.
Watch the video here. (Warning: graphic content)
WARNING GRAPHIC: These stray dogs were poisoned via what local authorities in Karachi call a "gulab jaman "
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) August 4, 2016
Karachi has a number of animal shelters: Adopt A Pet, APEC, ACF, and Supre. However, the vast number of stray dogs in the city may have been too much for the available facilities to handle.
This “Land of the Strays” is Paradise for Dogs and Dog Lovers Alike
Labeled as “Territorio de Zaguates” or “Land of the Strays”, the sanctuary is a “No-Kill Zone” located in the mountainous region of Santa Barbara in Heredia province, Costa Rica.
If you're a dog lover, then this place might just be for you.
Labeled as "Territorio de Zaguates" or "Land of the Strays", the sanctuary is a "No-Kill Zone" located in the mountainous region of Santa Barbara in Heredia province, Costa Rica. The volunteer-run organization has been providing sanctuary to hundreds of dogs for the past nine years. To date, it shelters around 900 dogs and other animals such as cats.
Now imagine that number of dogs in one place, wouldn't that be a nightmare to manage? Well, apparently not, according to the organization. All dogs they take in are sterilized, vaccinated, and dewormed. Dogs which require special attention, such as those with malnutrition or skin conditions, are separated and treated.
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Before you get a dog, you'd want to do some pretty extensive research, right? You want to know which dog breed is best for households with kids or lots of adults. You want to know which breeds would fare best in a big house or in a small city apartment. You want to know which of them would get along with other pets, and which would require the most exercise.
Most of all, you want to know which breed of dog is most likely to cause harm to humans.
To get that info, we've decided to simplify the information we got from Dogsbite.org wherein they outlined the dog breeds that are notorious biters. The study was conducted over the course of 32 years (1982 - 2014) in both Canada and USA.
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When Aasha, a 9-month old Bengal tiger, was rescued, she weighed 30 pounds. This would have been normal if she were just 3 months old!
Aasha had belonged to a travelling circus. While under the circus' "care," Aasha was severely mistreated by the trainers and picked on by a bigger tiger. Her ordeal was clearly visible in her severely malnourished and haggard-looking state.
Aasha was found nearly completely bald, malnourished, and severely underweight.
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