On the second day of World Animal Week, please help us make some noise to End the Mass Culling of Animals!
You may ask yourself, “Hum...what is culling!?!?” Last week, we hit the streets here in Boston to ask just that: “Can you define ‘culling?’” Most of the responses were very similar – see for yourself here.
While culling is not a very well-known term, it’s an extremely important animal welfare issue. As the video explains, mass culling is an inhumane method of controlling animal disease or overpopulation. Without proper knowledge and resources, communities in developing countries often resort to culling, even though it causes great suffering to animals and does not address the root of the problem.
However, there is a more humane, effective option: a fast-response, comprehensive mass vaccination program. WSPA is working to promote this program as an alternative to culling and some countries have already agreed to use it – for example, click here and here to read about the government of Bali’s recent commitment to a humane, island-wide rabies vaccination program, putting an end to culling in the region.
If you are one of the many people who couldn’t define culling until now, please help us raise awareness of this very important issue – share this video on your blog, YouTube, Facebook and/or Twitter sites!
And check back in tomorrow for another opportunity to make noise for animals during World Animal Week!