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Stray dog population 'out of control'
« on: August 12, 2015, 12:23:41 PM »
Stray dog population 'out of control'

Thailand urgently needs a new approach to control the stray dog population, because the current programme is not working and public health is being placed at risk, the Department of Livestock Development has warned.

Prapas Pinyocheep, director of the Bureau of Disease Control and Veterinary Services, said on Monday  the latest nationwide survey of the dog population, in 2014, concluded there were around 8.5 million dogs in Thailand.

He said about 700,000 of them were considered to be strays, and about half of this group, 340,000, were females. As a single female could produce as many as 10 pups a year there was the potential for the stray canine population to be bolstered by up to 3.4 million animals every 12 months.

full article: Bangkokpost
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