To curb the growing number of dog attacks on people, Pakistani authorities have put to death all or most of the stray dogs it can gather in its largest city of Karachi.
The government has been criticized for their periodic method of disposing stray dogs in cities. According to sources, the dogs are usually killed with chicken meat laced with poison which are dropped off at various points of the city. Waste officials then go around collecting dead dogs around the area – after they must have feasted on the poisoned meat.
A political leader in Karachi who spoke to newsmen, Sattar Javed, said:
“At least 700 dogs have been killed only in two areas of Karachi’s south in the last couple of days.”
6,500 people were admitted in Jinnah Hospital, Karachi for dog bite-related issues in 2016 while 3,700 patients have been treated this year.