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50,000 dogs slaughtered

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.

Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
Under: dogs, Pets, Rabies | 3 Comments »