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50,000 dogs slaughtered

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 at 12:49 pm in dogs, Pets, Rabies.

According to a story on Aug. 1 by Associated Press Writer Christopher Bodeen, "a county in southwestern China has killed as many as 50,000 dogs in a government campaign ordered after three people died from rabies."

I guess they figured beating the dogs to death was easier than organizing a rabies prevention program and vaccinating the dogs before they had a chance to get rabies.

Such a program of course would also have prevented those three people from dying from rabies in the first place.

Next time somebody gets rabies, I guess they’ll just go out and kill more dogs.

Curious logic. Strange world.

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3 Responses to “50,000 dogs slaughtered”

  1. Pat in Antioch Says:

    This article made me sick!! What a CRUEL thing to do. The article said that dogs were taken from their owners as they walked & beaten to death on the spot…..then people (and I use the term lightly) were sent to neighborhoods making enough noise so that the dogs barked & in doing so brought the killers to them, where they too, were beaten. I hugged my dog a little tighter after that.

    Pat in Antioch

  2. Mike "troll" Dame Says:

    what really surprised me is they offered money to the owners of dogs for their dogs prior to the mass culling but wouldnt spend money on vaccinations.

  3. Gary Says:

    As I said, it’s a strange world out there in never-never-land. /Gary

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