《非死不可?》:從安樂死的紀錄反思臺灣流浪犬問題

外文標題: 
《No Other Option, Except Death?》:Euthanasia Record Reflects on Stray Dogs' Issue
出版年份: 
2011年
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摘要: 

流浪犬在台灣街頭無所不在,但是人們卻從未深入了解其中的問題。流浪犬的命運到底是如何?流浪動物的產生,是因為飼主的棄養,被捕犬隊捕捉至收容所,若十二天內無人認養,就會被執行安樂死。
然而,收容所的環境和安樂死的作業,一般人較少碰觸,不清楚就會產生誤解。本研究《非死不可》紀錄片拍攝桃園新屋安樂死的執行,讓觀眾理解在流浪動物們不得不死的情形下,以動物福利為前提,支持一個好的安樂死。
接著,透過紀錄民間動保團體所舉辦的動物福利研討會和在流浪動物高度體驗的苦爬行動,讓民眾可以進一步了解流浪動物的現況與問題,以及向台灣政府提出訴求,共同注重動物福利以解決流浪動物問題。
最後,本研究除了提倡在末端減量要顧及動物福利外,也強調源頭管理的必要,尤其是流浪動物主要產生來源,即飼主的棄養,因此,呼籲大家應該要幫家犬結紮,再談到生命教育的重要,讓民眾懂得尊重生命,主動關懷愛護動物,讓動物不再受苦。

外文摘要: 

Stray dogs are everywhere to be seen in the lanes and streets in Taiwan. However, people never go deep into this issue. What is the plight of stray dogs?Stray dogs appear because they are abandoned by their raisers and when they are caught by the stray animal arrest team and put into the shelter, they will be given mercy killing in 12 days if no raiser shows up to claim them.
However, few people really understand the environment of animal shelters and the procedure of mercy killing and a lack of understanding leads to misunderstanding. The study entitled “Be Destined to Death”is a documentary shot in Hsin-Wu in Taoyuan County, recoding how euthanasia is being carried out. The purpose of this study is to call upon the audience to support the practice of euthanasia given that stray animals have no choice but be put to death and on the premise of animal wellbeing.
Then, through the animal-wellbeing seminars organized by civil animal rights groups and the strenuous crawling on all fours by humans on the height of stray animals, this study aims to make the public understand the vision and present plight of stray animals and appeal to the government of ROC to put much store on the animal wellbeing so as to address the problem of stray animals.
Last but not least, apart from advocating the reduction of the number of mercy killing based on an attention to animal wellbeing, this study stresses the necessity of source management, especially the main source of stray animals, namely, the abandonment of raisers. Therefore, this study urges the public to have their pet dogs castrated and goes on to talk about the importance of life education so as to make the public learn to respect life, offer to take care of stray animals and lessen their sufferings.