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THE World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) marked the fifth annual World Rabies Day on September 28 by launching a ‘Red Collar Campaign’ to help stop the spread of rabies and end the culling of dogs, which is often done in attempts to control the disease.
WSPA is calling on governments throughout the world to support the mass vaccination of dogs against rabies and has already run successful pilot projects in Bali and Sri Lanka. Last year, the charity funded an island-wide vaccination programme in Bali, which resulted in 210,000 dogs being vaccinated. In the first six months of the project, there was a decrease of more than 45 per cent in cases of canine rabies and …