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Twenty million dogs are brutally killed every year. That’s 38 every minute. Watch our video to find out why they need your help.
One of excuses for this cruelty is fear of rabies, but the mass killing of dogs doesn’t stop this disease.
The dogs die in terrifying ways including poisoning, strangling or electrocution. They spend minutes, or even hours, in agony before they die. This shocking cruelty is motivated by real fear, but perhaps the biggest tragedy is how pointless it is. A world without rabies is not a world without dogs.
Only widespread dog vaccination is scientifically proven to stop this entirely preventable disease long-term. Compassion works. Cruelty just kills – it destroys dogs, and allows rabies to spread.
WSPA is calling on governments to stop killing dogs, and instead run effective dog vaccination programmes. We want every vaccinated dog to be fitted with a collar to show communities which vulnerable animals have been protected against rabies.