Bali: Dog Culling Effort, supposedly to protect tourism business

Posted on July 31, 2014 • Filed under: Indonesia

Yes, Bali — the tropical isle of surfers, volcanoes and enchanting temples — is overrun with stray dogs. They’re everywhere: nibbling roadside trash, wandering along the picturesque beaches and prowling through villages. Some are rabid. In the last six years, according to government figures, nearly 150 people on Bali have died from rabies. No tourists have died from rabies. But Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika — seeking to protect the island’s $5.5-billion tourism industry from a rabies scare — has indicated that the disease must be eradicated at all costs. Even if that means eradicating all dogs caught wandering the streets. Read Article

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