Monday, January 30, 2006

The Dangers Of Feral Dogs & Other Wild Predators

A stray dog killed a Japanese man in Romania's capital Bucharest on Sunday when it bit into a vital artery in his leg, police said. "When we tried to solve the stray dogs problem in the past, we were held back by sensitive people who love animals. Now, look what happens," Bucharest deputy mayor Razvan Murgeanu told private TV station Realitatea.

International animal rights activists, including former French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot, stymied a planned dog cull in 2001 by running public campaigns which accused Romania of animal cruelty.

"I'm sorry to say this, because I also have a dog at home, but the only way to prevent this kind of events is to take a radical measure of exterminating stray dogs," Murgeanu said.

Here is another example of the failure of the animal rights wackos. Feral dogs aren’t the same fuzzy wuzzy creatures we have in our living rooms. They are wild animals, which can run in packs, and can be lethal.

In some parts of the southeastern USA, American Bulldogs and pit bulls have been used for years to control (kill) feral dogs that roam the countryside. These feral dogs are dangerous, and cannot be treated as pet dogs.

Similarly, ranchers use packs of specially bred sighthounds to kill coyotes, and they use flock guardians to control wolves. In South America, they used packs of hounds to hunt jaguars and then sent in catch dogs to attack them. I have no problem with predator control using dogs. But, then again, I’m not an animal rights wacko, either.

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