Please, love animals.

An acquaintance recently brought the subject of stray dogs in Karachi to my notice. According to her, there are nearly 100,000 stray dogs in Karachi, and the civic authorities being the absolute idiots that they are, have decided to kill the stray dogs with guns and strychnine poisoning. Barbaric is too kind a word for the civic authorities in question. Not only that, they’ve even asked the public to help shoot stray dogs in exchange for cash.

For the love of all things holy, there are other ways to deal with stray dogs, especially rabies-infected ones. The least the authorities can do is revive the RSPCA and build a shelter for the care of stray animals. Then again, when beggars sleep on the streets daily unchecked, what do you expect them to do about dogs? Nevertheless, please be friendly to our canine friends (especially men, you know how the adage goes), and stop anyone whom you see shooting at stray dogs.

5 Comments so far

  1. Mona (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2005 @ 3:14 am

    I second that!!! being an obsessive dog lover I would take every stray dog home (if I could). I’d rather see a dog shelter or pound than a home for the homeless…atleast they can beg, steal and get medical aid!

    Just the other day a car right infront of me HIT a dog and drove OVER it!! When he got up his leg was horribly twisted in a strange position! I cant forget his yelps and howls!!!

  2. xtasy (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2005 @ 11:22 pm

    i don’t see any problem with putting them to sleep

  3. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2005 @ 12:02 am

    The problem with our society is that as Muslims dogs are ‘Napak’ that actually puts a bad image on how to treat dogs. I agree it is inhumane to shoot them, putting them to sleep is a better alternative. World over stray dogs are caught and put to sleep, why should we be different.

    On the other hand we dont have money to spend on our poor who starve – dogs in my opinion still come second … humane or not…

  4. Dan (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2005 @ 12:11 am

    Stray dogs should be shot!

    cmon it aint like animalz haz got feelinz now izzit?

  5. Zubair (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2005 @ 5:25 am

    bring me my chainsaw… muhahaha

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