China rabies outbreak triggers second dog cull – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited:

A Chinese city has ordered the destruction of all dogs within a three-mile radius of a outbreak – the second major cull in less than a week.

Officials in Jining, the provincial capital of Shandong province, refused to reveal how many of the city’s 500,000 dogs would be killed in the latest cull, which was ordered after the deaths of 16 local people this year.

Animal rights groups have condemned the extermination campaigns, which they say are cruel, disproportionate and evidence of the failure of the country’s vaccination and monitoring campaigns. [Full Text]

See also:
– The first happened in Yunnan here by Guardian Unlimited.
– Related post via CDT here.

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