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WSPA takes action on World Rabies Day
Dogs suffer abuse and persecution that stems from being the main source of rabies in humans, as well as the agony of the disease itself.

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.

65,000 dogs saved in Bali
Staff from WSPA member society the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) have been vaccinating free roaming dogs in Bali’s Gianyar district to prevent further outbreaks of rabies and show local authorities that culling is not the answer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inhumane dog cull in India – Take action
Inhumane dog culling is continuing in Kerala - India - in an alleged attempt to control rabies. There are humane and effective alternatives to mass culling and the WSPA is working in partnership with governments and member societies worldwide on humane dog population management.

WSPA champions life saving work of vets in Bali on World Vet Day 2011
The human health implications of rabies remain so grave that the World Veterinary Association has chosen to highlight the disease as its chosen theme for 2011.

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.

Promoting animal welfare, protecting human health
In the last 10 years, over 75% of the diseases that reached people were caused by infections from animals or animal products.

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