Poisoning dogs with rat poison and drowning puppies? The desperate action by Himalayan communities to protect their livestock from dog attacks speaks of another tragedy – attacks on wildlife by dogs and secondary poisoning of wildlife from poisoned dog carcasses.
Sterilisation is a sustainable, and ecologically-sensitive plan of action
So we’re sending some love from Singapore once again via the Himalayan Mutt Project to offer a kinder and and more effective alternative – sterilisation. Chip in to help Debby with her fund-raising efforts at Pozible.
Debby Ng has a been a passionate environmentalist all her life and even as a young teen, took action by writing to the forum page of the Straits Times. After her first dive at Pulau Hantu in 2003, she determinedly chipped away at a keyboard to start blogging, and today The Hantu Blog has matured into a community which has contributed significantly to awareness about marine life in our shores.
So it is not a case of half measures with this lady. Learning about the miserable situation for wildlife, dogs and the community in Nepal’s Himalaya during a visit in 2013, and with local partnership, they initiated a humane, ecologically-positive partnership with existing animal welfare organisations in Nepal. Funding from Singapore and elsewhere and dedicated work by a committed group brought sterilisation to an uncontrolled situation.
Find out more at the Himalayan Mutt Project’s Pozible site where Debby has provided a comprehensive explanation about the project, its sustainable methods and the success of last year’s exercise.
It IS enticing – just S$10 provides bright red little collars for small, sterilised dogs preventing accidental culling of neutered dogs (in combination with with marked ears) – and provides for five rabies vaccinations.
CNVR (Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release ) camp in Ilam East Nepal hill region, tea growing district; photo from the Himalayan Mutt Project