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Thursday, March 6, 2008

City in India to Poison 100,000 Dogs

From the Dept of WTF?

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have begun poisoning stray dogs in an anti-rabies program that aims to kill some 100,000 dogs in the region's main city, officials said Thursday.

Animal rights activists vowed to go to court in a bid to stop the slaughter planned by Srinagar city, saying it is an illegal, extreme and cruel solution to a problem that could be better addressed with other methods.

With the world's highest rabies fatality rate, India has grappled with ways to control the millions of stray dogs that live on its streets.

In Srinagar, city officials vowed to press ahead with the plan.

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