Buzz

In Preparation for World Cup, Russia Slaughters Stray Dogs

mm
In Preparation for World Cup, Russia Slaughters Stray Dogs

Dead stray dogs piled up over one another in Russia.  Photo Credit: East2West News

Russia hosts an animal massacre before hosting the FIFA World Cup on Thursday, 14th of June, according to reports from The Guardian and LA Times. Seven of the 11 host cities issued calls to kill street dogs and cats through contractors who aim poison darts at the street animals, leaving them to die in agony. Yet, the methods of killing vary from one city to the other,  and depending on the contractor – also known as  ”dog hunter’- they are paid up by the government up to $160,000.

Animal rights activists are fighting back,  issuing letters,  pleading with the government of the host cities to consider alternative  programs to handle the stray animals situation in Russia;  however, their letters are unanswered by all but one host city, Yekaterinburg, which claims that the “existing program are humane and work well.”

This is not the first time Russia practices mass murder on stray animals. In 2014, prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia was condemned for the same exact tactic of controlling homeless animals. One animal rights activists suggests that the Russian government ought to question the effectiveness of the mass butchering since the existing issue of stray dogs seems to continue four years later.

Harsh Economic Conditions in Egypt Main Cause for Birth Rate Decrease
KarmSolar, ElBadr for Investment Sign Deal Worth $22 Million for New Solar Power Scheme

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Explainer: What is the Black Market and How Does it Affect Egypt’s Economy?

Marina Makary5 February 2023

How Women Shaped the Visual Culture in Egypt

Mirna Abdulaal3 February 2023

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe with Local Egyptian Brands

Farah Rafik1 February 2023

Explainer: Why is New Cairo so Vulnerable to Rain?

Amina Abdel-Halim29 January 2023

New Egyptian ‘Fahim Foundation’ Emphasizes Role of Family in Mental Health Treatment

Egyptian Streets29 January 2023

Russia Adds the Egyptian Pound to its Exchange Rate List: What Does This Mean?

Marina Makary25 January 2023

Tired of the Gym? Here are 5 Alternative Ways to Move Your Body in Cairo

Farah Rafik24 January 2023

Why an Egyptian Hoodie Brand Sparked a Heated Social Media Debate

Amina Abdel-Halim19 January 2023