Balinese Government Killing Dogs With Strychnine
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Balinese Government Killing Dogs With Strychnine

The following is a post from PETA Asia’s blog, Hot & Sour Scoop.

UPDATE: On the 21st September 2010 the Balinese government signed an agreement to work with BAWA to conduct a island wide vaccination of Bali’s dogs against rabies. This campaign is funded by WSPA.
 
This agreement means that the government has agreed to use vaccination to control & eliminate rabies, thereby ending the culling of Bali’s dogs. Humane euthanasia will be used for dogs already infected with the rabies virus, the others will be vaccinated.

When I think of Bali, I imagine an island heaven: surf, sun and miles and miles of beach! Recently, however, we received some horrible news – and there’s definitely trouble in paradise.

In a misguided effort to control a rising rabies epidemic on the island, Indonesian authorities have been using strychnine to cull the local stray dog population! Strychnine is a well-known poison, and its victims suffer for hours from seemingly endless convulsions, excruciating pain and anguish before finally succumbing to exhaustion or suffocation. The use of strychnine poisoning on animals has been condemned by animal protection and public health groups throughout the world.

The only effective and humane way to control rabies outbreaks is through vaccination, and the group Bali Animal Welfare Association has been working tirelessly for mass vaccination of dogs throughout the island.

AusAID, Australia’s international development funding agency, donates to the Balinese government’s rabies-control programs. While AusAID has assured us that it only contributes to vaccination programs, giving the Balinese government any money simply allows it to direct more funds towards cruel killing methods.

By Jason Baker

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  1. avatar Patti Stone says:

    This is unspeakable cruelty that causes the dogs such suffering. Please stop NOW!

  2. avatar Georgia says:

    There’s nothing to say about “people” who take lives, human or not…

  3. avatar Heather Jones says:

    Well I can’t say I’m surprised that you would treat animals in this way. This needs to stop. Try it yourself and see how you would suffer…..this is despicable.

  4. avatar emma says:

    How sad, poor dogs….the look in their eyes….ewww my heart aches for them, there must be another way to stop this problem, i hope this practice ends soon :(

  5. avatar adriana says:

    it’s an absurd, inhuman, murderous

  6. avatar claudia van loosen says:

    i´m sure there are other ways to solve this problem,just look at bali wellfare association.bali was known as a beautiful land with kind people
    using strychnin is the worst you can do,
    the world is wachting bali and be sure that this make us think what kind of country you are
    hoping you will stop this very cruel killing and find a grown up solution
    claudia

  7. avatar Alina says:

    STOP KILLING DOGS !!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!

  8. avatar mylène says:

    aidez les!!!

  9. avatar zaran says:

    This should not happen, round up the female & males and have them done so no more can have pups and try and re home them, killing them like this isnt the ansaw and its crule and bang out of order!!

  10. avatar colette says:

    quelle cruauté

  11. avatar cynthia says:

    sick mother fuckers ! i hope they rot in hell 4 doing these cruel killings of these dogs. there is better way of doing it . put them 2 sleep so tht dont suffer . god help them these beautiful dogs

  12. avatar Cindy Rodriguez says:

    I will never tour Bali with inhumane treatment to an animal. This is disgusting and cowardly!

  13. avatar Quinton says:

    I cannot believe in today’s day and age people still do things like this.
    They either eat dog’s or skin them alive and now even poison them with strychnine cause of rabies rising. Can’t they think a little bit further than that? There should be a more humane way of handling situations like this.
    Keep the dog’s in quarantine and if there is no hope put them down in a respectable way. The animals on this planet got as much a right to life and respect as we do.

    They will rather spend money on poison that takes several painful hours before the dog will eventually die, than spending money on trying save the animals. I feel the veterinary service, President and all the high profile’s if ever there is one should step in and do something about it. If a country can’t look after their animals I don’t see how they can look after their people.

  14. avatar athena says:

    This is disgusting and unnecessary. Do these people have no logic!!

  15. avatar Lianne says:

    Stop This this is horrible I would like to do this to the people who thinks this is ok!!!!

  16. avatar Vivienne Thompson says:

    Before everyone condems everyone in Bali think about it most likely half the people would be unaware of what is happening and they would be just as disgusted as we are. It is disgusting what they are doing. BUT remember those people are the minority not the majority. While this is horrific dont judge all the people of Bali.

  17. avatar Micki G says:

    And WHO ” are the animals”…killing of any kind is wrong..they are living beings…no matter what your religious preference…killing innocent helpless beings is wrong…I would estimate the cost for the chemical to kill these babies is probably as much as to vacinate them…how IN-humane…

  18. avatar EVANGELINE says:

    how disgusting !!! so barvaric…inhumane… STOP killing those poor dogs.

  19. avatar brandi ohara says:

    I hope the scum bags get some of that shit on their hand and eat it and they die just like they are doing to these poor dogs they make me sick how could you sleep at night and for the woman they are see how could you be with a killer and not kill them in their sleep

  20. avatar Jasmine says:

    STOP KILLING DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The Humans are so bad………

  21. avatar Carol Hartsock says:

    STOP THIS ATROCITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Please this day & age haven’t we learned anything about humanity or are we still barberic, let’s not take the easy way,(inhumane) find a better humane solution. Think with your Hearts & not the money saved….

  23. avatar Tia do Palm says:

    Dogs planet: imagine they’re rulling and humans are their best friends. All of a sudden, an epidemy happens for humans and the dogs decide to kill them with strychnine.
    EXERCIZE SOME COMPASSION AND YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WE MUST FIND THE BEST WAY TO ACT.
    And the way you’re carrying it on in Bali is definitely the WORST WAY.

  24. avatar Angélique says:

    Quelle attrocité !

    Boycotte de cette fouttue île !!

  25. avatar MARIA CAROLINA TRUCHET says:

    BASTA DE TANTA MATANZA X FAVOR!!!! LOS ANIMALES NO TIENEN LA CULPA DE LAS ACCIONES DE LOS HUMANOS!!!! LOS HUMANOS NO PUEDEN DECIDIR SOBRE LA VIDA DE UN ANIMAL!!!!
    BASTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NO MATEN MAS ANIMALESSSS!!!!

  26. avatar Keeta says:

    Please stop killing these dogs! You call yourself human? How can you “people” be so cold and have no moral feelings toward what you are doing? You are sick!!!!!! Your are disgusting!!!!!!!

  27. avatar mitul shah says:

    Pl work out some alternate way. we as human dont have any right to kill other creature. If we as human feels that we are the most powerful creature on earth, then its our duty to protect the underprivilaged.

  28. avatar Vanessa Almeida says:

    Please treat dog the same way you would like to be treated!!! Use your power to help and make a better world.

  29. avatar ivonne says:

    Please stop this cruelty.

  30. avatar Erika says:

    This is cruel and inhumane. This needs to stop! No excuses!

  31. avatar Stella Kuperberg says:

    I think we should take every DISGUSTING person from their government and let them snack on Strychnine. That should solve the entire problem.
    I am not saying please, thank you or asking you.
    I am telling you that I will go over there and do this to you, government.

  32. avatar mona andreassen says:

    pleese stop this,i really can`t understand you have the heart to do this,or maybe you don`t have a heart at all!!!!!!!you should be ashamed of yourself,dogs have feelings like we do.STOP THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!!

  33. avatar Stacy Molchany says:

    Please stop this HORRIFIC and INHUMANE killing of one of God’s most loving creatures. This is just complete ignorance and is completely disgusting. There is a better way: IMMUNIZE. I will never visit your country based solely on the way you have treated these poor, helpless dogs.

  34. avatar Sofia says:

    THIS IS INSANE!! What are this people thinking? remenber God is watching YOU!

  35. avatar meagan hessler says:

    this is really disgusting! if they have rabies that doesn’t mean they should suffer! why can’t we do it humanely if they are sick?!?!?!? they’ve suffered enough with the sickness and do we really need to make it worse?!?!?!? my heart’s breaking for them….

  36. avatar vikie says:

    please balinese don’t kill dog anymore…

  37. avatar Tucker says:

    YOU SIICK,SIIIIICK PEOPLE, STOP THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHY DON’T YOU EDUCATE YOUR SELVES AND STOP THE DAMB KILLING?!?!
    WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO WANT TO VISIT WHEN YOU DO THIS?!?!
    NOOO ONE!!!!!! THE WORD WILL SPREAD!!!!!
    THIS DOES NOT LOOK GOO FOR YOU , IT PLAIN ASS MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE MURDERS OF ANIMALS, WHICH IS WHAT YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    STO THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. avatar R.Tingler says:

    Stop killing animals.

  39. avatar Steve says:

    this shows again what kind of attitude the muslim culture has towards life.

  40. avatar jose rubens lopes says:

    Cruel

  41. avatar Sri Roseni S says:

    How can you guys be so heartless?! Is there any human left in you? No one has the right to take away another life. Yet, many dogs precious lives were taken, due to your own gain!Happy increasing your karmas babarians!

  42. avatar Susan Coombes says:

    Organizations such as AUSAid, although trying to help the situation, actually allow it to escalate since they contribute funds in general. A much more effective/efficient approach would be to donate rabies vaccines, specifically, as well as send a few workers (vets and/or vet technicians) for a period of time to administer the vaccinations. Please stop the needless and cruel methods of killing these poor animals!!

  43. avatar Lena Eriksson says:

    What are you thinking treating another living thing this way? I will as long as I live never visit this unfair country!
    Btw, why do people always have to use these cruel methods to put animals down?

  44. avatar ANNIE says:

    Please stop these horrific displays of cruelty. Poisoning is a very cruel way to die. All life should be considered precious.

  45. avatar Isa Duffy says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

  46. avatar Perla says:

    The same thing happened here in Dominican Rep..
    The Ministries of Public Health, poisonings with rat poison and many dogs died in the streets but many dogs with owners.

  47. avatar Rene says:

    WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU FREAKS THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FFS!!!! how about stopping you FREAKS from breading like hell. POP here is another baby. But instead you FREAKS have to cull the basics of life, trust and devotion with cruelty that u wont bestow on ur worst enemy.
    its YOUR fault they are stray’s and its YOUR fault your that u cant even look after yourselves. EMOTIONLESS you all are. LIFE deserves more respect.
    GET WITH THE PROGRAM.

  48. avatar Amy Spencer says:

    STOP THIS NOW, YOU CRUEL EVIL SICK PEOPLE!!

  49. avatar expendable says:

    It’s not only happening in Bali, but also in other places such as in Bangka island.

  50. avatar Lora says:

    OHHH MEEE GOOOOOOD

    how disgusting !!! so BARVARIC…INHUMANE!!!!

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