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Unintended consequences

Taiwan banned euthanasia for stray dogs in 2017.

Unsurprisingly there’s been an explosion in the numbers of stray dogs roving the country – an estimated 120,000 of them. In homes for stray dogs there’s now overcrowding and the inevitable dog fights. According to one stray dogs’ home owner: “Our dogs are stressed. Our dogs are anxious. Our dogs fight. We don’t have anyone there at night. Sometimes our staff go in the morning and find a dead dog from a fight.”

Picture source: By Fred Hsu