Ask South Sumatra to Stop Killing Dogs!
Authorities in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have ordered a mass culling of stray dogs in advance of the area's Southeast Asian Games. South Sumatran authorities are baiting food with poison to kill dogs in a misguided attempt to prevent dog bites and the spread of rabies. Please use the form below to urge officials to take immediate action to stop these cruel killings!
While the governor of South Sumatra has spoken out against the killing of stray dogs and previously gave assurances that there would be no mass culling of stray dogs ahead of the upcoming 26th Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, PETA has received many complaints from the citizens of South Sumatra that dogs in the area are still being poisoned.
Poisoning is among the cruelest methods of killing. Dogs who are poisoned suffer increased reflex excitability in the spinal cord that results in a loss of normal motor-cell function—all their muscles will contract simultaneously. Dogs will be conscious and suffer intense pain for several hours before death.
Experts agree that mass vaccination of the dog population is the only effective way to control rabies outbreaks, and local groups are already working hard to vaccinate as many dogs as possible. You may use the following text, but your message will carry more weight if you write your own customized message and subject line. Personalized letters always work best.