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Problem with Stray Dogs is Not a Joke

By: Elena Grace Flores

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The animal welfare society might have something to say about stray dog management but the reality is, even if euthanasia and dog slaughter are acceptable in some cultures – this situation is getting out of hand. Dogs can be seen in various communities fighting for food to stay alive. Exposing mankind to danger and diseases. Read this:

Reducing the burden of stray dogs in societyReducing the burden of stray dogs in society


The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that globally the dog population is 1/10 that of the human population, of which 75% are regarded as “strays”.

The problems caused in terms of disease and injury to humans, their livestock and pets, as well as general nuisance has traditionally led authorities to adopt mass slaughter programmes. These are often inhumane and have shown to be ineffective.

Some countries might be able to tolerate mass killings of these animals – but what about the dog lovers? Despite the struggle on what’s the best thing to do, it all boils down to – numerous dogs cannot be taken cared of by humans anymore and there’s no ideal place for them left at all due to modernization. Therefore, it is important to neuter them because population control can make both the lives of humans and dogs more manageable.

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