Sunday, March 9, 2008

Of dogs, kashmiris and deaths..

"Municipal authorities in Indian-run Kashmir have halted a programme to poison hundreds of stray dogs in the city of Srinagar.

The move came after animal rights campaigners threatened court action on grounds of cruelty.

Five hundred dogs had already been poisoned, but city officials say they will try a programme to sterilise the animals chemically instead.

The cull was originally proposed to help eradicate the threat of rabies.


Authorities had planned to poison the city's population of stray dogs with strychnine, health officials said.

Early reports said Srinagar's dog population was about 100,000, but the mayor told the BBC correspondent in Srinagar the figure was about 2,000.

"These dogs have become a big nuisance and they are threatening humans," said city health officer Dr Riyaz Ahmad, according to Associated Press news agency.

However, he told the BBC's Altaf Hussain that only rabid dogs were going to be killed according to the plan.

Animal rights activists have called the move cruel, pointing out that not every dog carries rabies.

They also argued the move was illegal, and had threatened to take the matter to court.

On Friday, officials said the programme had been cancelled.

"We're not going ahead with this poisoning, not at all," said Syed Haq Nawaz, a municipal official, according to AP.

He said local officials would work with animal welfare groups and federal environment officials to plan a programme of chemical sterilisation."

Read this and you can smile back in sympathy.

In Kashmiri some one has to die. So be the Kashmiris or the dogs.. Whats the difference..

The animal rights people oppose the killing of dogs and as you can see from this news article above, they win.. As compared the human rights people don't win.. They are silenced.. Like this:

George Vush goes to a primary school to give a speech. After his talk he offers question time.

One little boy puts up his hand and George asks him what his name is? "Bob".
"And what is your question, Bob?"
"I have 3 questions.

First, why did the UDA invade Piraq without the support of the UM
Second, why are you President when Ferry got more votes?
And third, what happened to Osama Bin Laden?

Just then the bell rings for recess.
George Vush informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess. When they resume George says, "OK, where were we? Oh that's right --- question time. Who has a question?" A different little boy puts up his hand.

George points him out and asks him What his name is? Steve" "And what is your question, Steve?" "I have 5 questions. First, why did the UDA invade Piraq without the support of the UM? Second, why are you President when Ferry got more votes? Third, what happened to Osama Bin Laden? Fourth, Why did the recess bell go 20 minutes early?! And fifth, where is "Bob"?!!

I see a smile and there is a good reason.. You just read a joke..

Back to where we were..

It all happens in Kashmir..

Where a human life can be given away but not the precious lives of dogs..

Kashmiris and dogs..

Ah! I see you frown!!