Animal cruelty: 800 stray dogs poisoned to death in District South

Published: August 4, 2016
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A municipal worker uses a loader to remove the bodies of stray dogs after they were culled using poison by the municipality in Karachi, August 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A municipal worker uses a loader to remove the bodies of stray dogs after they were culled using poison by the municipality in Karachi, August 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: In the wee hours of Thursday, District Municipal Corporation (DMC), South, poisoned a significant number of stray dogs in Karachi following reports of their rising population in the district.

According to DMC South administrator Muhammad Naeem, more than 800 stray dogs were poisoned to death. He said that he was receiving complaints from the residents regarding the rising number of dogs in the area.

The operation, according to him, was conducted in the entire District South, including Saddar and Lyari. He explained that they chose midnight of Wednesday and Thursday, as on Wednesdays meat markets are closed and dogs don’t get anything to eat.

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Taking advantage of the situation, the team left pieces of poisoned meat in different streets. “We made sure that no children were nearby,” he said, adding that their team was present in the entire district to monitor the situation.

The corpses of the dogs were later shifted to landfill sites.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • mirestan
    Aug 5, 2016 - 5:48AM

    Good news at least some one is doing the job. these dogs are spreading filth and decease.
    If animal lovers think that it is cruelty.Than they should take all the stray dogs to their home.
    Please clean up the rest of the city. GOOD WORK> Thanks.Recommend

  • Pakistan Zindaba
    Aug 5, 2016 - 12:31PM

    Why not ET correspondent send their home address to District Officials. So they can send all stray Dogs, Cats etc to that address and then their will be no cruelty. This correspondent must pay a visit to Jinnah’s Dept of Dog Bite. Then he will know how many people are suffering and even dying of Dog bites in the city.Recommend

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