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ETHICS CASE STUDY: In this situation, will you go for culling of dogs? Justify.

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics

7) You are a Municipal Commissioner and in recent days your office has witnessed many protests by residents from numerous colonies demanding the killing of all stray dogs. In three separate incidences, the dogs have killed small children and these recurring incidences have enraged residents of those colonies. It is indeed true that stray dogs have become a menace and people, including adults, are scared to walk alone in the streets. Residents are demanding nothing less than killing of all stray dogs. According to them, the dogs which were previously captured and released outside the city returned within few days to locations from where they were picked. They are also complaining that surgeries conducted on dogs to prevent them from breeding has been fruitless as new dogs from new regions keep coming. Residents are demanding an immediate response from you.

In this situation, will you go for culling of dogs? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu