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Pariah Dog, a feature length documentary about street dogs and their caretakers in Kolkata, Inda.
Pariah Dog, a feature length documentary about street dogs and their caretakers in Kolkata, Inda.

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I have heard some people arguing that mass killings of #street #dogs are an effective way to control #rabies outbreaks. I think it's important to note that the WHO disagrees. While they do say that targeted killing of unvaccinated dogs can be a supplementary measure, they also say:

"Dog destruction alone is not effective in rabies control. There is no evidence that removal of dogs alone has ever had a significant impact on dog population densities or the spread of rabies." From the next paragraph: "Mass canine vaccination campaigns have been the most effective measure for controlling canine rabies. High vaccination coverage (70% or higher) can be attained through comprehensive strategies consisting among others of well-designed educational campaigns, intersectoral cooperation, community participation, local commitment in planning and execution."

The answer to rabies outbreaks is vaccination and sterilization. Killing huge amounts of dogs makes politicians feel and look like they are doing something, but there are more effective, more humane ways to control the problem. http://ow.ly/PL2EQ

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She gave up her profession and luxurious life in #London to serve #StreetDogs in #India. Read this story here @TOLFA http://ow.ly/JKNtM

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This old guy was, unfortunately, not in very good shape. Skin infections and eye problems are common in the #streetdogs  here, and when a dog lives this long, there is almost always some chronic problem. One of our characters, Subrata Das, took us to this dog near the Brothel in Chetla, a neighborhood in south Kolkata. Subrata is treating his various problems, but we haven't gotten an update. #dogs   #doglovers   #animalwelfare  
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#streetdogs  in Kolkata from one of my early trips to #india . It looks bad if you haven't adjusted to the sight of dogs living in trash, but both these dogs were in fairly good shape. Neurological disease, viruses, and extreme injuries are common, so dogs who are getting enough food to eat, and are basically in sound condition, are ahead of the curve.
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Sometimes you just need to sit back and enjoy the sun. #streetdog   #suri   #india   #pariahdog   #dogs  
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#streetdogs   in Shantiniketan, West Bengal.
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