Every year, millions of dogs are needlessly culled in response to the fear of rabies in a misguided effort to stop the spread of this deadly disease.
Mass dog culls are widely used because they are perceived as cheap, easy and effective. In reality, there is no evidence that the mass culling of dogs works as a method of controlling rabies.
Scientific evidence demonstrates that the only effective solution is the humane option: mass dog vaccination.
Since 2011, we have been calling for an end to the culling of dogs in response to rabies.
We support a holistic approach that sees animal and human health as inextricably connected. By addressing rabies in dogs through humane mass dog vaccination we are tackling the primary source of rabies. As rabies decreases in dogs the number of human cases will also fall.
Furthermore, when coupled with our experience of humane dog population management and responsible pet ownership, other conflicts between people and dogs can also be mitigated, creating a co-existence without fear of disease.
Our work shows how WSPA can be the catalyst for change by:
Sharing the science:
Our Ending Inhumane Culling team present campaign developments and share scientific updates at key industry conferences and events.
These presentations enable us to reach important thought leaders, decision makers and politicians across the globe, thus supporting our humane solutions to end the inhumane culling of dogs.
In the video above, hear from comedian Ricky Gervais. He says “I back WSPA’s campaign, to help end the unnecessary deaths of millions of dogs, killed every year because of our fear of rabies,”
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