Canine Carnage

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Streets and dogs have become inseparable.

The street dogs, from cute little pups to to the most threateningly big dogs, are a part of any Indian city.... just like you and me. These creatures form an integral part of our everyday life for it is impossible to imagine the streets without street dogs.

Most of the kids playing cricket on the streets, experience an irresistible urge to throw stones at street dogs. This urge is induced by the mere site of these creatures. For them, this is an act of amusement.For the grown ups, these urban beasts are nothing more than nuisance. For some, these are a menace.

Living in a society where one finds it difficult to identify his neighbour as a fellow human being, it is not possible to expect everyone to view these animals with compassion. While we continuously harrass these dogs either deliberately or otherwise, we find it extremely diffcult to tolerate any reaction from their side.

We have always looked down upon these creatures with contempt, and disgust. Now, we have gone a little too far.

Attacks by street dogs on a few human children in the past few days evoked quick response from the government. The same government that takes years to resolve any life-saving matter has swiftly acted to kill thousands. Since it is the dogs which are at the receiving end, nobody cares. Many even appreciate the move.

Survival is the ultimate goal for all of us. It is dangerous to let rabid dogs to live in the streets. It is indeed a threat to our children. But, does this justify the merciless carnage of thousands of street dogs?

Is there no other solution to this problem?

Apparently, there are!! So many ways by which we can make the streets safe for both our children and these unfortunate city-dwellers. The government though has chosen to ignore them for the sight of a thousand canine cadavers pleases a few.


On June 19, 2007 at 3:25 AM , Mihir said...

Well i *kind of* agree with you..
killing animals is never justified,dats true,but then what do you do of dogs that ARE RABID?
you cant let em free can you?

mebbe u could visit my blog sumtime!

On June 19, 2007 at 11:11 AM , MADg said...

Hey Mihir! Thanks for your comments!
I do agree its not a good idea to let rabid dogs roam around the streets. That doesn't mean we need to kill them.
Rabid dogs will die on their own. We need not do anything. If the govt wants to protect us, it must remove these dogs from the streets and quarantine them. Let the dog die. At least, it won't be murdered.
More importantly, we should try to vaccinate the animals on the streets. This will not only protect those street dogs but also reduce the chances of human infection. (hmmmm...... we may not be able to vaccinate birds to prevent bird flu from spreading.... It is possible to vaccinate the dogs!!!)

On June 24, 2007 at 10:22 PM , Mihir said...

and WHERE do we keep 'em?
u keep all rabid dogs together,theyll kill each other.
and rather than QUARANTINING them in separate shelters,shudnt the govt use the same land to shelter the homeless?

and the nails-cancer ting was a Joke!:P

On June 25, 2007 at 11:13 AM , MADg said...

Hmmm..... yeah. They won't kill each other if you keep them in cages. Cages that are big enough and inhabitable. That won't take too much of space.

Come on, do you believe the government will ever try to quarantine rabid dogs...... I don't think so.

The question of using the land to shelter homeless...... Ours is a huge country. If a government is serious about providing shelters, finding appropriate land will never be a problem.

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