Sir: I have been informed by the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society that thousands of stray dogs who roam the streets of Karachi may soon be the target of an extensive and cruel campaign to eliminate them. It is said that the authorities will leave capsules of strychnine on the streets.
I must protest this cruel action. Strychnine is a poison that causes a slow and painful death. The populations of stray dogs and the rabies must be controlled, pharm but certainly not through slaughter. I urge the authorities concerned to reconsider their plan and hold discussions with Pakistan animal welfare associations to find ways to resolve the problem of rabies without cruelty to animals.
Source: The Daily Times
July 11, 2005
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