ABC: The Problem-Solution Agenda. A Presentation On Street Dog Population Control Before the Hon Lokayuktha,Bangalore By ABC Centres on Tuesday, 02.07.2002. Past Strategies. BMP had adopted a policy of mass killing of dogs by electrocution for the past 60 years. (1939 to 1999)
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A Presentation On Street Dog Population Control
By ABC Centres on Tuesday, 02.07.2002
Inspite of killing more than 25,00,000 dogs:
Aptly in WHO document, to quote Dr K Bogel, Chief Veterinary Public Health Unit, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland & J.A. Hoyt, President, WSPA state that
“All too often, authorities confronted with the problems caused by these dogs have turned to mass destruction in the hope of finding a quick solution, only to discover that the destruction had to continue, year after year with no end in sight”.
The results spectacular:
Source: by Agence France-Presse.
According to Dr. Naseem Salahuddin, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi
“The Incidence of Dog Bites from potentially rabid dogs is rising alarmingly ….. great public anxiety …... In Karachi, with a population of 13 million, the major referral centers including Govt. Hospitals report 55-60 cases of Dog bite per day and private hospitals 3-5 per day. Periodic dog destruction campaigns in large cities have not significantly reduced the number of dog bite cases. The incidence of Rabies in Karachi was estimated to be 9 per million population”.
Animal Bites and RabiesSituation in IranM. Zeynali DVM, MPH,* A. Fayaz DVM, PhD,** A. Nadim MD, PhD****Department General of Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
YemenSimilar is the situation in some of the following Asian Countries
One in two deaths in developing countries per hour is because of these diseases. 1500 people die per hour, more than 50% children under 5.
A terrific cohesive movement taking shape with NGO services complementing BMP’s efforts.
Highlights of BMP action plan
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