The China Post
Date: February 7, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Animal Protection Association of the Republic of China (APA)
warned on Monday that the number of stray dogs was likely to soar with the introduction of a ban on animal euthanasia.
Secretary-general of the APA, Huang Ching-jung (黃慶榮) worried that the ban “might become the beginning of a disaster,” underlining the increased pressure on animal shelters nationwide.
Taipei was the only city that could implement the no-kill policy without causing a public issue, Huang said, because Taipei already had the lowest stray population in Taiwan.
While official estimates put the stray population at 128,000 last year, Huang said the actual number could be three-times that. [FULL STORY]