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Thailand's stray dogs: Rabies alert as six primary school kids savaged at breaktime


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59 minutes ago, AhFarangJa said:

I don't know if this particular problem we are now having is happening elsewhere, but since the Government announced tax on vacant land plots a lot of areas in Hua Hin are being cleared and planted. Many of these areas were overgrown and provided the dogs with "safe havens", and territories. Now they are all wandering the roads in packs. Yet we still have the moronic people ( Foreigners, as much as Locals ), leaving large bowls of rice and other foods on the road for them, so they will obviously stay where the food is. 

They are pests and very dangerous and young children in between and adults do not like them at all.
Even when one has them as pets but some are still barking mad and in the very early hours but nothing is ever done until someone is killed or got rabies or other diseases.

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Here we go again, soi dogs need to be exterminated like the dangerous vermin they are, not fed bags of old rice by idiots and left for the numbers to explode into the millions. Just wait until the 'pi

there is no compassion aiding the spread of these filthy animals. thai people need to be educated and the entire soi dog population needs to be put down. 

Sadly, there is neither the money, but more importantly the will to deal with the problem. Thais because of the Buddhist attitude won't put them down, leaving mass sterilisation as the only real long

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1 hour ago, cardinalblue said:

Where do Moslem Thais live? Never heard of them...

Nearly 5% of Thais are Muslim....how uniformed can you get???

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2 hours ago, owl sees all said:

Your post is partly true, but on the whole; nonsense.

 

"The Buddhist attitude won't put them down."

 

You were about DSD before the present regime came into power. You will recall the monthly 'dog wagon' visits. I didn't see any Thais demonstrating about them then. Where did they think the dogs were heading?

 

Bring back the dog wagons. And any dog without a collar is fair game. This will soon see the problem sorted.

Yes, I remember the dog wagons but you have the do gooders like Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais to thank for bringing that to an end.

You are quite right it has nothing to do with the religion but the misinformed will put out any argument that suits.

The government is between a rock and a hard place on this but there is a will and they are trying to do something about it, the real problem is that a percentage of the population are doing little to help.

They have a mobile vet unit which does free rabies jabs, been to our house a few times in the last few years. First time they got a bit of a surprise, we have about 60 cats and about 10 dogs, ran out of vaccine and had to come back the next day. Many fail to realise that when it comes to rabies cats are more of a problem, a dog gets the disease and will die, a cat can carry the virus it's whole life without anyone ever knowing. People should think about that the next time they let their child stroke a cat they don't know.

The government were also running stationary clinics were people could take their cats & dogs for a free shot but the vet told us they got poor response to that. I should think the whole program is on hold at the moment.

They tried to introduce a dog licence but that failed as they feared some wouldn't pay and the dogs would end up on the street.

It's foreign interference and the will of the people that prevails.

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Rabies is deadly for 100%, if one is not vaccinated. Zero chance to survive.

 

They should take that issue as serious as they take Covid, which is way less deadly, though more contagious. One reason why nothing happens must be that those in power are hardly affected by the problems with rabies infected steet dogs.

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9 minutes ago, Rookiescot said:

Mate there is no way you could enforce that with Thais. 

A dog could be chained to a post in their front garden and they will still claim its "Not my dog" if its going to cost them money.

Run the mutt over in the soi though and they are straight after you wanting compensation.

Why not? If the dog is registered with an office, then they can´t legally get away by saying it´s not their dog.

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7 hours ago, 2long said:

As far as I know it's not possible to 'test for rabies' without cutting the mammal's head off. But I'm happy to be proven wrong.

What an incredibly silly thing to say.

If any mammal is infected with rabies, it will dies within 5 days. So you watch the dog. Ay blood sample will tell.......but if the dog has rabies, it dies.

So the dogs that bit the human will show symptoms more o less straight away.......

The human has a similar window and death is almost certain without vaccine.

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In Bangkok the Soi Dog foundation is [proceeding with a campaign to eliminate the problem

"Catch, vaccinate, sterilise and release"

 

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

 

the only thing that supports the dog population is food. Take away the food and the population will dwindle to controllable levels.

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7 hours ago, 2long said:

As far as I know it's not possible to 'test for rabies' without cutting the mammal's head off. But I'm happy to be proven wrong.

This is very sad, and a difficult situation all over the country. Why should humans destroy the dogs for our own convenience of living with peace of mind? Sterilising the females to reduce reproduction and castrating the males to reduce aggression is the only solution.

You paying?

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8 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Here we go again, soi dogs need to be exterminated like the dangerous vermin they are, not fed bags of old rice by idiots and left for the numbers to explode into the millions. Just wait until the 'pittie' genes get into the stray population, kids will be ripped apart not just bitten.


Millions dogs in the street, few cases of people who have not been taught how to deal with dogs, I'm not sure who should be exterminated.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

I think you will find dead dogs do not bite or breed, sterilizing a tiny fraction of them only results in the charities coining it in and feeling good about themselves, the dogs are still a menace.

Yopu are completely unaware of the practicalities of a cull.

You can NEVER be one hundred percent. Do you realise how many dogs there are in Bangkok alone? (640,000) - What would you do with the bodies?

When you kill a dog within days, hours even another dog will move into that area - from another area - this actually facilitates the spreading of rabies from one district to another.

 

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