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(Stray) dog Ecology<br />Nathalie Klinge<br />19th October 2010<br />Ministry of Agriculture and Food<br />
introduction<br />statistics Europe<br />ecology<br />problem analyses<br />policies which fail<br />THE SOLUTION<br />2<b...
Development stray dogs in 30 European countries 2002-2007<br />3<br />
Current situation Europe<br />Good<br />Improving<br />Poor and not improving<br />4<br />
(Stray dog) Ecology<br />Science and part of the biology.<br />Scientific study of dogs and their <br />surroundings.<br /...
Terminology<br />Categories 1 up to 4 inclusive are “stray dogs”<br />6<br />
Dogs at factory<br />7<br />
(Stray dog) Ecology<br />Science and part of the biology.<br />Scientific study of dogs and their <br />surroundings.<br /...
Influences on dog populations<br />carrying capacity<br />human population<br />climate<br />diseases<br />9<br />
Carrying capacity<br />upper limit at which population growth levels off<br />death rate and birth rate become equal<br />...
Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Migration<br />11<br />
Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Euthanasia<br />Dumping elsewhere<br />Migration<br />Adoption<br...
Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Migration<br />13<br />
Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Migration<br />14<br />
Influences on dog populations<br />carrying capacity<br />human population<br />climate<br />diseases<br />15<br />
Waste disposal<br />16<br />
People feeding dogs<br />17<br />
Irresponsible dog owners<br />18<br />
Religion<br />19<br />
Poverty<br />20<br />
Influences on dog populations<br />carrying capacity<br />human population<br />climate<br />diseases<br />21<br />
Problem analyses, practical<br />road accidents<br />nuisance through noise, faeces, urine<br />22<br />
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Problem analyses, practical<br />road accidents<br />nuisance through noise, faeces, urine<br />zoonoses<br />injuries and...
Problem analyses, moral and emotional<br />malnutrition<br />diseases<br />injuries caused by road accidents or fights<br ...
Problem analyses<br />27<br />
Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />28<br />
Cull<br />29<br />
Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />30<br />
Catch and kill policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />after 7 years of st...
Dog population reduction if 76% killed every 6 months in Sofia with 9000 “stray dogs”<br />32<br />
Catch and kill policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />after 7 years of st...
Why do (local) governments continue to kill ?<br />complaints<br />jobs at stake<br />afraid of changes<br />34<br />
Bucharest<br />In 3 years the authorities killed100,000<br />free roaming dogs<br />Cost: € 5 million<br />After 3 years n...
Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />36<br />
Catch and kennel policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />overcrowded shelt...
Overcrowded shelters<br />38<br />
Overcrowded shelters<br />39<br />
Catch and shelter policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />overcrowded shel...
Why do (local) governments continue to kennel dogs? <br />implementation animal welfare act<br />complaints<br />jobs at s...
Sofia Municipality<br />42<br />
Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />43<br />
THE SOLUTION: animal birth control<br />44<br />
(Scientific) Reports animal birth control<br />45<br />
“Removal and killing of dogs should never be considered as the most effective way of dealing with a problem of surplus dog...
“In the long term, control of reproduction is by far the most effective strategy of dog population management.” <br />Guid...
Benefits animal birth control (CNVR)<br />prevention spreading diseases (zoonoses)<br />less bite incidences<br />less roa...
Thank you for your attention!<br />Website: www.sosdogs.ro<br />E-mail: barkbark@planet.nl<br />49<br />
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Stray dog ecology by Nathalie Klinge

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First presentation given in Sofia on the 19th of October 2010 on seminar "Implementation of sustainable practice of solving the dog overpopulation in Bulgaria". Organized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, F.P.C.C. Romania and Sofia Municipality.

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  1. 1. (Stray) dog Ecology<br />Nathalie Klinge<br />19th October 2010<br />Ministry of Agriculture and Food<br />
  2. 2. introduction<br />statistics Europe<br />ecology<br />problem analyses<br />policies which fail<br />THE SOLUTION<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Development stray dogs in 30 European countries 2002-2007<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Current situation Europe<br />Good<br />Improving<br />Poor and not improving<br />4<br />
  5. 5. (Stray dog) Ecology<br />Science and part of the biology.<br />Scientific study of dogs and their <br />surroundings.<br />terminology<br />influences on dog populations<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Terminology<br />Categories 1 up to 4 inclusive are “stray dogs”<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Dogs at factory<br />7<br />
  8. 8. (Stray dog) Ecology<br />Science and part of the biology.<br />Scientific study of dogs and their <br />surroundings.<br />terminology<br />influences on dog populations<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Influences on dog populations<br />carrying capacity<br />human population<br />climate<br />diseases<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Carrying capacity<br />upper limit at which population growth levels off<br />death rate and birth rate become equal<br />availability of resources<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Migration<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Euthanasia<br />Dumping elsewhere<br />Migration<br />Adoption<br />Shelter<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Migration<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Carrying capacity<br />(Un)Natural death<br />Birth<br />Migration<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Influences on dog populations<br />carrying capacity<br />human population<br />climate<br />diseases<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Waste disposal<br />16<br />
  17. 17. People feeding dogs<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Irresponsible dog owners<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Religion<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Poverty<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Influences on dog populations<br />carrying capacity<br />human population<br />climate<br />diseases<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Problem analyses, practical<br />road accidents<br />nuisance through noise, faeces, urine<br />22<br />
  23. 23. 23<br />
  24. 24. 24<br />
  25. 25. Problem analyses, practical<br />road accidents<br />nuisance through noise, faeces, urine<br />zoonoses<br />injuries and fear by aggressive behaviour<br />damage to wildlife and livestock<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Problem analyses, moral and emotional<br />malnutrition<br />diseases<br />injuries caused by road accidents or fights<br />abuse by humans<br />cruel stray control measures<br />inhabitants and tourists don’t like the sight of hungry or dead dogs<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Problem analyses<br />27<br />
  28. 28. Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Cull<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />30<br />
  31. 31. Catch and kill policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />after 7 years of stringent killing reduction is only 32,5 % or less<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Dog population reduction if 76% killed every 6 months in Sofia with 9000 “stray dogs”<br />32<br />
  33. 33. Catch and kill policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />after 7 years of stringent killing reduction is only 32,5 % or less<br />never ending, therefore very costly<br />number returns to carrying capacity<br />increased migration<br />increased spreading of diseases<br />inhumane<br />not accepted by citizens<br />33<br />
  34. 34. Why do (local) governments continue to kill ?<br />complaints<br />jobs at stake<br />afraid of changes<br />34<br />
  35. 35. Bucharest<br />In 3 years the authorities killed100,000<br />free roaming dogs<br />Cost: € 5 million<br />After 3 years number of free roaming<br />dogs still 100,000.<br />35<br />
  36. 36. Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />36<br />
  37. 37. Catch and kennel policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />overcrowded shelters<br />37<br />
  38. 38. Overcrowded shelters<br />38<br />
  39. 39. Overcrowded shelters<br />39<br />
  40. 40. Catch and shelter policy fails<br />aimed at the wrong group of dogs<br />not all dogs can be caught<br />overcrowded shelters<br />inhumane<br />extremely costly<br />corruption sensitive<br />never ending<br />number returns to carrying capacity<br />increased migration<br />increased spreading of diseases<br />40<br />
  41. 41. Why do (local) governments continue to kennel dogs? <br />implementation animal welfare act<br />complaints<br />jobs at stake<br />afraid of changes<br />profitable<br />41<br />
  42. 42. Sofia Municipality<br />42<br />
  43. 43. Failing policies<br />ignore<br />cull<br />catch and kill<br />catch and kennel<br />remove food sources<br />43<br />
  44. 44. THE SOLUTION: animal birth control<br />44<br />
  45. 45. (Scientific) Reports animal birth control<br />45<br />
  46. 46. “Removal and killing of dogs should never be considered as the most effective way of dealing with a problem of surplus dogs in the community: it has no effect whatsoever on the root cause of the problem.” <br />Guidelines for Dog Population Management, W.H.O. Geneva 1990 (page 74).<br />46<br />
  47. 47. “In the long term, control of reproduction is by far the most effective strategy of dog population management.” <br />Guidelines for Dog Population Management, W.H.O. Geneva 1990 (page 72).<br />47<br />
  48. 48. Benefits animal birth control (CNVR)<br />prevention spreading diseases (zoonoses)<br />less bite incidences<br />less road accidents <br />humane<br />long term solution<br />reduction possible of 90 % in 5 years<br />cheaper than kill or kennel<br />accepted by citizens<br />48<br />
  49. 49. Thank you for your attention!<br />Website: www.sosdogs.ro<br />E-mail: barkbark@planet.nl<br />49<br />

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