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Dogs ordered killed after rabies outbreak

August 2, 2006

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— China slaughtered 50,000 dogs in a government-ordered crackdown after three people died of rabies, sparking unusually pointed criticism in state media Tuesday and an outcry from animal rights activists.

Health experts said the brutal policy pointed to deep weaknesses in the health care infrastructure in China, where only 3 percent of dogs are vaccinated against rabies and more than 2,000 people die of the disease each year.

The five-day slaughter in Mouding county in Yunnan province in southwestern China ended Sunday and spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, state media reported.

Dogs being walked were seized from their owners and beaten to death on the spot, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported. Owners were offered 63 cents per animal to kill their own dogs before killing teams were sent in, reports said.

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primepeng 7 years, 8 months ago

you didn't read the news. many households keep dogs as their pets in China and less than 3% of 70% households DO NOT give their pets rabies vaccines. They were willing to kill the stray dogs in exchange for 63 cents, indicates that many of the china people are poor. What if your dog has rabies and you don't give it a vaccine. you can't hide it from any police officers because it spreads to your families very quickly just like bird flu virus...except worse. Rabies can kill a person less than 3 years. and probably your neighbours start worrying and moves away from your home.

Other animals with rabies virus are potential rabies carrier, but they have less contact with human.

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Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

Rabies can also be carried by racoons, skunks, foxes, bats, and coyotes. How can they be sure that rabies is only being passed along by dogs? They can't.

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primepeng 7 years, 8 months ago

rabies spread through bites from dogs and other animals. That's the main cause of rabies infection. Iin China 70% of the residents keep dogs as their pets and less than 3% of the households provide rabies vaccine to their dogs. And rabies infection to human is mainly caused by the dogs in China and including Latin America, more seriously than other countries.

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Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

And they're fools, too. Dogs are not the only animals that carry rabies. Even if they eliminated all the dogs in the country, people would still get rabies.

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primepeng 7 years, 8 months ago

By the way what's with the bush article?

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primepeng 7 years, 8 months ago

http://www.china.org.cn/english/Life/79568.htm

Rabies has killed 2600 people in China since 2004, more serious than the bird flu attack.
Too few people living in the rabies prone region can afford for the vaccine. In India the vaccine is limited and many people continue to die... There must be a way to stop rabies before the second move if the rabies rate does not reduce in the future. Every citizen who used to rear dogs was given 63 cents for each dog killed by order. China can control the human birth rate, but dogs don't listen to government. Although I think this is unethical, but what can be done??

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bialystocknbloom 7 years, 8 months ago

75x55 what does being secular have anything to do with this?

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billyflay 7 years, 8 months ago

2000 people die out of 1,306,313,812?

2 000 / 1 306 313 812 = 1.53102569 Ã 10-6?

sorry, but who gives hoot? more people probably die choking on chop sticks,

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 8 months ago

From KCTV-5:

"Pit Bull Amnesty Program"

Owners can take the pit bulls to the Animal Control Center at 3301 Park Drive in Kansas City, Kan. The center will have extended hours for owners to turn in the pit bulls until Aug. 11. The amnesty program hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Officials said the owners should keep the illegal animal in his or her vehicle and then contact a staff member.

For questions or to report an illegal pit bull, call 913-573-8911."

Well, with all the SHEEP around, the article might well have read:

(Gun, Pot, Tobacco,; Any Un-PC Item) Amnesty Program

Owners can take the (Gun, Pot, Tobacco,; Any Un-PC Item) to the Un-PC Item Control Center at 3301 Park Drive in Kansas City, Kan. The center will have extended hours for owners to turn in the (Gun, Pot, Tobacco,; Any Un-PC Item) until Aug. 11. The amnesty program hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Officials said the owners should keep the illegal "(Gun, Pot, Tobacco,; Any Un-PC Item) in his or her vehicle and then contact a staff member.

For questions or to report an illegal "(Gun, Pot, Tobacco,; Any Un-PC Item) , call 913-573-8911.

A**HOLES!

Thanks.

Marion.

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freudian_slip 7 years, 8 months ago

63 cents a dog? I guess this was muchn cheaper than testing them all for rabies. I can't imagine having someone stop me in the street and beat my dog to death right in front of me. I guess bullets would have cost money too. More than the 63 cents? This is crazy.

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75x55 7 years, 8 months ago

A typical secular socialist society at work - completely logical, the needs of the masses trump the luxury of a few non-productive domestic animals. Ya'll need to stop all that self-righteous hegemonic yakking ya'll doin'. [/sarcasm] Seriously now, what is so shocking about this? I would think this sort of solution is to be expected from the chicoms. Oh, by the way - don't ask what the fur-trimmed collar on that Made-in-China jacket is made of....

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one_more_bob 7 years, 8 months ago

Remember, that is Communist China. If you objected to having your dog killed, you might just become an immediate organ donor.

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aquakej 7 years, 8 months ago

this is truly unbelievable! I thought China was civilized. What kind of country would beat its' pet dogs to death?? I suppose the same kind of country that eats dogs. However, this is entirely unjust and inhumane. Even the killing of innocent dogs with drugs would be outrageous, but I can't believe the police would catch you out walking your dog and beat it to death. This is horrific! 50,000 innocent dogs! Perhaps the government could have mandated that all pet dogs recieve a rabies vaccination instead. Why was this not done??

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bialystocknbloom 7 years, 8 months ago

Barbaric, totally barbaric! Why is no one condemning this?!

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