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Episode 6 show notes

Things we mentioned in episode 6:

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Hound TV #06 – Tue 8 August 2006

In episode 6: how to become a veterinary behaviourist; and meet Golden Retrievers Delta and Beathen.

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Show notes for this episode at http://www.houndtv.com/2006/08/08/episode-6-show-notes/

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Aug
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Would you ring this doorbell?

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Aug
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It gets worse

The other day we reported that 50,000 dogs had been slaughtered in China’s Yunnan province in a bid to curb rabies.

Well, it gets worse: According to the official Xinhua News Agency, Officials in the eastern city of Jining said on Thursday they would kill all dogs within five kilometers (three miles) of villages where rabies was found – and the city has about 500,000 dogs.

Why doesn’t China have a vaccine for rabies? I don’t know. It’s been around since, like, 1885 (really).

What can we do? There may be very little we in the West can do to help, especially in the short term. Although surely awareness of the problem is the first step.

Other ideas:

  • Write to the Chinese Embassy in your country to express your outrage
  • Phone talkback radio and discuss the topic
  • Contact the peak animal welfare bodies in your country (e.g. RSPCA) to see what they are doing
  • Write to Bill Gates and ask him to consider expanding the scope of his charitable works to introducing rabies vaccinations to China

Did we miss anything? Leave a comment.

— Update —
There is an interesting and eloquent (if somewhat long and rambling!) post about all of this over at the big dog blog. Well worth a read if you have time.

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Aug
02
2006
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50,000 dogs slaughtered in China

As you have probably noticed, the editorial policy of HoundTV is usually to report the up-beat and entertaining side of the dog world.

This is so awful, I don’t even know what to say about it, other than to report it: Death squads in Yunnan round up 50,000 dogs

The mind boggles.

(A search on google news reveals several other reports on this, some including quotes from World Health Organisation officials on how rabies should be dealt with)

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