For the Love of Dogs

by Web Team

  Nepal’s Tihar festival is taking place this week! Hindu communities are celebrating in a variety of ways, with one entire day dedicated to worshipping dogs. All dogs, including street dogs, are given treats, have Tika placed on their forehead and given marigold garlands. Other days throughout the week herald other animals such as crows, […]


Penang Kills More Than 3,000 Dogs

by Web Team

  Rabies Blamed by Malaysian Authorities After two rabies cases were reported on September 17, the Malaysian state of Penang declared a public health crisis. While the “Rabies Vaccination Order 2015″ addressed pet dogs by requiring all to be vaccinated, the stray and homeless dogs of Penang were dealt a much more severe order. They […]


Dealing With Poo

by Web Team

Dealing With Poo While China decides to club dogs to death over poo, Japan tries out a new technologically savvy approach. Read more about Japan’s new program here: Read our previous post about China irrational and horrific decision here:

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Pet Dogs to be “Clubbed to Death”

by Web Team

  In Jinan, China, the small Dayang New District has recently outlawed dogs as animal companions. Citing complaints from residents, the government posted a notice that all families must, “Deal with it on your own, or else the committee will organizes people to enter your home and club the dog to death right there.” Obviously, […]


Dog Meat and the Catholic Church of South Korea

by Robin Dorman

There is a newly awakened fervor about the Catholic Church in South Korea. In February, the Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul had the high honor of becoming one of 19 new cardinals, joining the College of Cardinals at the consistory in Rome.  He promised to “make efforts to realize Pope Francis’ vision of a […]


South Korea’s Dog Meat Question

by Robin Dorman

According to Kim Jin-sun, the head of the South Korean organizing committee for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Koreans don’t eat dogs. When asked about the subject this past February at the Sochi Olympics, he declared the issue “cannot be raised at Games time because there is no practice of eating dogs in Korea.” He did […]


The Most Innocent Victims

by IDA India

One type of rescue IDA India makes very often is of the small Spitz/Pomeranian dogs who are frequently abandoned and always in trouble on the roads of Mumbai. As these dogs are a popular breed and quite cheap to buy in India, many people actually do buy them. Many times after purchase, the dogs are […]