Minister Advocates Deportation of Stray Dogs, Cats
An Israeli cabinet minister has proposed that stray dogs and cats be deported to another country instead of ‘wasting’ government funds to sterilize them.
This view was expressed in a letter by Agriculture Minister, Uri Ariel, to a fellow minister, which was leaked to the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.
“Use the budget to transfer stray dogs and/or cats of one gender (all the males or all the females) to a foreign nation that will agree to accept them,” Ariel wrote.
The minister has been under fire from animal rights and opposition politicians, just as his spokesperson has been having a hard time explaining that the proposal had been rejected on initial consultation within the Agriculture Ministry.
Ariel is said to be a religious Jew who views spaying and neutering as possible violations of God’s directive “to be fruitful and multiply.”
Source: Yahoo News