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Animal Birth Control

 

ANIMAL BIRTH CONTROL

CUPA's vital contribution towards the society and community has been the propagation of the control of the population of stray dogs in a humane manner. This has been achieved by the Animal Birth Control (ABC) Programme and the Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ARV) Programme which, along with other measures is a World Health Organisation recommended Programme. This is a scientific , humane and effective method in controlling the population of stray dogs especially in developing countries like India. CUPA conducts the largest number of sterilisations and vaccination against rabies of stray dogs in Bangalore, and perhaps all over India.

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Innocent animals, sterilized and vaccinated, were picked up to be destroyed by the Bangalore City Corporation (BMP), in a knee-jerk reaction to a child being killed by a pack of feral strays, in an unregulated, illegal and open slaughter-house area on Jan 5th. Bangalore’s structured and monitored Animal birth control (ABC) programme spun out of control, with the BMP embarking on a killing spree, in reaction to adverse media and public pressure.
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Public debate was organized by the Bangalore City Corporation, in response to the public wishes. City Commissioner and senior health officers presided over the meeting.
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Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB) -an advocacy group for the killing of ALL community & street dogs as a control measure were greatly outnumbered. The crowd was overwhelming in its support of sterilization and vaccination as a management strategy for community dogs.
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Animal lovers protested the unwarranted killing of sterilized dogs by the BMP in response to media pressure. They greatly outnumbered the killing advocates. Supporters willing to pay community dog cess on their property taxes for the ABC programme outnumbered the opposing group.
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Sanober Bharucha – CUPA – makes an impassioned speech about the humane and scientific control and management of community dogs.
The BMP is convinced they will not be able to change the programme, due to strong NGO & public pressure.