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World Rabies Day: Time for humane solutions
But WSPA’s work with member societies continues all year round, implementing effective and humane responses to rabies and improving dog welfare.

Suffering in Slums: The global stray dog problem
In many countries the majority of stray dogs have been abandoned by their owners or are owned but allowed to roam freely.

Thousands of dogs suffer needless cull
This kneejerk reaction to reported human rabies cases ignores all evidence that a humane dog vaccination and public education program is the only effective way to combat the spread of this potentially fatal disease.

Successful pilot leads to five-year stray dog project
A WSPA-funded program created to manage Colombo’s large stray dog population was officially launched in a participating community yesterday, to run for the next five years.

Dog cull in Bali: urgent action against cruelty
The island’s authorities, in a kneejerk reaction to six suspected human rabies fatalities, are culling dogs. Please sign an online letter to the Balinese governor, asking him to adopt a humane approach that will both protect animals and ensure islanders and visitors have nothing to fear from rabies.

Dog cull inhumane, ineffective - update
Another local government in China is planning a controversial mass cull of dogs in an attempt to tackle recent outbreaks of rabies.

Mass vaccination of dogs essential
The decision made by the previous Administration to waste time and resources on culling, rather than mass vaccination of dogs, has failed to control the disease and caused considerable animal suffering.

Saving strays in Sierra Leone
Mark Whitfield, a British paramedic and mechanic is heading for Sierra Leone with a mobile veterinary clinic that he renovated himself to save strays from a life of cruelty and neglect.

Update: Hanzhong dog cull ends
While human health remains the priority for Chinese authorities, the meeting participants did discuss a national online survey which revealed that more than 70% of people polled were against dog culling and did not see it as a valid form of rabies control.

EBay amends policy to prohibit pet sales on Korean website
At the end of 2010, WSPA and member society organization Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) approached eBay to share concerns about pets being listed for sale on the company's website in Korea.

Asia Pacific Disaster Update: WSPA responds to animal emergency
The World Society for the Protection of Animals’ (WSPA) disaster response team has been able to relieve the suffering of hundreds of animals caught up in the natural disasters in Asia Pacific through the provision of much needed food and medical care.

Green light for urgent action to save threatened dogs
WSPA has been working with BAWA and as part of the Bali Rabies Forum – a group of NGOs committed to protecting dogs and stamping out rabies – over the last year, lobbying for an end to the cull so we can take forward a World Health Organization backed method of mass dog vaccination and public education – methods that are proven to prevent rabies spreading.

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