Protests Over Culling of Bali's Dogs
Animal Rights Groups in Bali Say Culling of Stray Dogs Won't Stop Rabies Epidemic and May Contribute to Rat Plague Lurking in the Future.
Bali animal rights groups are barking mad at the current policy of widespread culling of stray dogs as part of the Bali government's response to the outbreak if rabies on the island.
BAWA or the Bali Animal Welfare Association are circulating petitions and letting local officials know their displeasure with what they view as the "ineffective" anti-rabies program of killing all stray dogs fund in local communities.
Activists say the poisoning of dog and lethal darts shooting as inhumane with the possible unwanted side effect of creating an unwanted surge in Bali's rat population as Bali's canine population diminishes.
Complaining that both stray and pet animals are being killed in the current drive, BAWA wants the government to instead undertake a blanket vaccination program of all dogs in Bali.
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