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Australian Vets Saving Dogs In Thailand

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Aussie Vets & the Soi Dog Foundation also work hard stop the dog meat trade...

AustralianVeterinarian Dr Matt Buchanan-Pascall has commenced his fourth excursion to Phuket, where he has started frequently taking teams of up and coming vets to support the Soi Dog Foundation.

Here the team will spend three weeks de-sexing street dogs in hope to rest the increase of spreading disease, in addition to improving living conditions for local animals and people.

Dr Buchanan-Pascall said, "If we take care of the dogs and at least restrict the population through de-sexing schemes as well, that has a knock-on effect to the health of the public there as well - There's less danger there for them, less disease that's able to be spread."

Australian Vets and the Soi Dog Foundation also work hard stop the dog meat trade in Thailand.

"There's quite a lot of export that goes from Thailand, up towards countries like China and Vietnam." Dr Buchanan-Pascall said about the disturbing situation. "Particularly distressing when you keep in mind as well that the meat is most appreciated, or said to be, when the dogs have undergone major stress - So it's not just that they are being eaten, it's also the treatment they receive prior to that."

The work of the vets in helping the Soi Dog Foundation is very rewarding, with them agreeing that even if they’ve only managed to touch five dogs and ten people”, at least they’ve managed to make a bold improvement.


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