04 Aug '11, 1am

Chinese City Will Euthanize Tens of Thousands of Dogs | Care2 Causes

Chinese City Will Euthanize Tens of Thousands of Dogs | Care2 Causes

The city of Jiangmen, in China’s Guangdong province, is dealing with an increase in rabies cases by banning residents in certain parts of the city from keeping dogs . Citing 42 rabies deaths in the past 3 years, Jiangmen will only allow dogs to be kept in the city’s most densely populated areas by people who have been granted licenses. These licenses will only, according to the China Daily , be given to people who need security for warehouses or businesses. What will happen to the estimated 30,000 dogs that are currently being kept as pets in Jiangmen? Residents have been given the opportunity to take their pets to drop-off sites starting next week, where they will either be adopted by rural families (sounds like the old excuse, “the dog just went to a farm upstate”) or euthanized. After August 26, city officials will begin catching and putting down any dogs that they find...

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