About Moscow drops plans to ship 26,000 stray dogs out of town
|March 3rd, 2011||#1|
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Moscow drops plans to ship 26,000 stray dogs out of town info
Well, much as I love animals, I think they should have done something. I live in Moscow, and believe me, those dogs are a problem. Some of them live in packs in public parks, and many of those are aggressive, and they do bite. People have been injured, mauled, and in at least two cases, killed, by street dogs in Moscow. In Izmailovsky Park, was a pack of 34 (!) street dogs, including big ones. This is near a school, a kindergarten, and a amusement park, an area where there are lots of small children around. Last year, after a 8-year old boy was bitten on the leg, some local men got their hunting rifles, went into the park, and shot most of those dogs. Later, when the bodies of the dogs were inspected, they found many of them had rabies! The animal activists may outrage all they want, but those things are a nuisance and a danger. That the government bent over to them here is not good IMHO Those dogs NEED to go.
This is on our market
Sure, they may look cute
Until they start getting their teeth into you
They are everwhere
This is near the bloody Kremlin!
On Manezh Square... Again, right by the Kremlin
I respect animal rights people, but they've picked the wrong cause this time. These things are noisy, dirty, they smell bad, and some of them are dangerous. Again, these dogs need to go.
|March 5th, 2011||#3|
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I'd have to agree with you Prapor, we all love animals, but when they are a danger to the health and safety of people something should be done.
What I did notice, was that the one's in the photos all look to be reasonably well fed and in good health, they must have a good source of food and shelter in winter.
|March 6th, 2011||#4|
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A bit like Bucharest in that way.
They had a plan to kill the dogs and the EU went apes**t about it. Then they asked which European country would like to have them instead. No takers.
|March 6th, 2011||#6|
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In Russia, children mature early. Many marry and start own families at 17 or 18, and leave the parental household. Most then only get in touch with their old ones if they need something, like to watch the children, while they are at work or somewhere, maybe the kindergarten is closed or something.
There are few institutions for the elerly and those that are there, you have to be a damn heartless bastard to put your parents there.
On top of this, women outlive men, on average, by 12 years (life expectancy for men is 62 years average, for women - 74 years). So, what you have is old women on benches outside apartament buildings. They do two things mainly
1.) Gossip, since they seem to know everything about everyone in their building (and hence make a valuable tool for police)
2.) Feed local 'wildlife' including street dogs.
As a result, you see many strays starting to hang out near apartaments, sleeping in children's playgrounds...
The grandmas are their biggest defenders too. The dogs and cats provide them company and do not just leave them like their own children had.
Last edited by Prapor; March 6th, 2011 at 19:56..