KARACHI: Stray dogs in DHA phase VIII area of Karachi have been poisoned to death allegedly by Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) on Thursday.
According to details, bodies were discovered by Yasmin Ali Zaidi, an activist, who had been personally feedings the dogs herself for over a year. Yasmin Ali Zaidi took to social media and informed that she was taking care of the stray dogs including eight puppies during the period.
She also claimed that she had warned the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) in this regard. However, on July 9, she discovered the bodies of the dogs at the same plot near Defence Phase VIII.
More than a thousand stray dogs had been poisoned to death by municipal workers in Karachi after a deluge of complaints about animals biting women and children. A total of 1,050 dogs were culled in the campaign. Estimates suggested 2,000 more would be targeted in the next phase.
News reports about dog bites and the shortage of rabies vaccinations for bite victims have also been on the rise, adding to the general sense of fear.
Earlier in 2019, the Sindh government began its ‘Fight against Rabies and Population Control of Stray Dogs’ campaign in the Central and West District Municipal Corporations (DMC) but only a total of 115 dogs were vaccinated.