In A Bid To Control Dog-Bites, Pakistan Poisons Thousands Of Dogs

Officials have poisoned at least one thousand stray dogs in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in the latest effort to curb a population of strays that attack people each year in the teeming mega-city of some 20 million.

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Bodies of dead dogs littered areas of the city where municipal workers gathered them for disposal.

The periodic culling of dogs using poison tablets hidden in chicken meat has drawn criticism from animal rights activists in Pakistan, but another city official, Mohammad Zahid, said it was necessary because packs of strays posed a threat to residents.

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