Dog Death Squads in China

4 The Love Of Animals

I can’t even imagine being in a position where my government was telling me to kill my dog, or have it beaten to death. Here is the letter: I’ve just received an urgent report that another city in China is planning a mass cull to slaughter any unregistered dogs, strays, and even registered family dogs that are over 14 inches (35cm) tall. Can you imagine being forced to kill your own dog to save it from a more brutal slaughter?

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Searching for vultures in India

10,000 Birds

Due to the decline in vulture population, Parsis have been obliged to drop these ancient customs for reasons of hygiene, since now bodies take six months to disappear.” ( Wikipedia ). Yet, in 1990s India has killed more than 99% of its Gyps vultures (e.g. in 1980s there were up to 80 million White-rumped Vultures in India – today the population numbers only several thousand). Oddly, I saw no rats, only a mongoose or two and a few stray dogs.

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