Information on working terriers, dogs, natural history, hunting, and the environment, with occasional political commentary as I see fit. This web log is associated with the Terrierman.com web site.
25 000 people a year killed by dogs ! Is there any source for this ?And pulling my pedants hat firmly down to my eyebrows; mosquitoes, smails, assassin bugs and tsetse flies do not actually kill anyone - it is the the pathogens that they transmit that are so deadly. Which might also apply to the deaths by dog if it includes rabies from dog bites.
The sources are noted at bottom, as is the notion that the mortality is due to rabies. This is a conservative number for rabies, and reflects massive improvements in eradicating feral dogs and vaccination in the last 15 years. See >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabies#Epidemiology and sources listed there.
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