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 local group Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has been working tirelessly for mass vaccination of dogs throughout the island.
Please help us help dogs in Bali! Write to Idonesian officials and ask them to stop the inhumane killing of dogs in Bali immediately.
Posted by Jason Baker