Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). It has been brought to the attention of our coalition that officials of Yangon city are allowing and encouraging their agents to go out in to the streets to use extremely cruel measures to decimate the stray dog population. Putting down meat laced with rat poison sentences street dogs to convulse in pain for hours before death. No methods are in place to mitigate pain, or to distinguish stray dogs from pets.
As if this were not bad enough, The Myanmar Times are reporting that dogs are being stolen from local people’s private property, with some owners even being threatened with imprisonment if they ‘hide’ their dogs from the authorities due to new laws. Read the article HERE