by, AFP | Le Point | Vlad Tepes | Original Translation by Ava Lon via Eeyore
In Karachi, Pakistan ultraviolent megalopolis, dog culls hardly move anyone, but a handful of animal rights activists and veterinarians are trying to find a more humane way to limit the stray animal population.
In the animal home to the Edhi Foundation, on the outskirts of this city of over 20 million inhabitants, residents are pitiful to see.
This respected charitable organization, known for its ambulances and mortuaries, is one of the few to accommodate, among paralytic crushed cats and donkeys exhausted by a life of hard labor, dozens of abandoned dogs, which will mostly return to the streets once cared for.
These are the lucky survivors: they escaped the last operation as of mass poisoning conducted by the municipality, which gets rid of stray dogs under laws dating from the nineteenth century.
Animal rights are the least concerns of the inhabitants of Karachi, who see dogs as “disgusting”, particularly because of religious prejudice.
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