Letter in DAWN:
I STRONGLY endorse the views expressed in the editorial of April 6 regarding rabies control. As rightly pointed out, the methods adopted to address the problem over the years (like the shooting down of pye dogs and the administering of the lethal chemical strachin) have proved to be absolutely futile. The agony and the pain suffered by the animals entailed in these methods is a sad reflection on our values and feelings as human beings and reveals an apathetic state of mind towards the plight of the creatures of the so-called lower species. These creatures like human beings must fit in the Almighty’s scheme of things and are entitled to our sympathy and care to the extent possible. It is unbecoming on our part as human beings to resort to any action which causes pain and misery to living beings.