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by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201718 Views
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
May 18, 2017
WINNIPEG – A Manitoba indigenous leader says culls of stray dogs in remote communities are a necessary measure when people’s safety is at risk.
Derek Nepinak (NEE’-pih-nahk), head of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is responding to the death of a woman last weekend who was mauled by a pack of dogs in Little Grand Rapids.
Community leaders are planning to kill numerous stray dogs, and media reports say council is planning to offer residents 25 dollars a head for each animal shot.
Rebecca Norman, a director with a dog rescue agency called Manitoba Mutts, agrees a cull is necessary.
But she says preventative measures could also be taken to reduce the number of stray and abandoned dogs.
Manitoba Mutts has a mobile spay-and-neuter clinic, but Norman says the cost of getting into remote communities such as Little Grand Rapids can be high.
(The Canadian Press)
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