India’s Stray Dog Solution: Sterilize 8 Million Dogs over the Next Decade

July 23, 2009

Previously, we wrote about China and their brutal solution to pet over-population and rampant rabies infections (dog beating squads). Now India, which vies with China for having the world’s worst rabies problem, has announced their response: a plan by The Central Ministry of Environment & Forests to sterilize 8 million dogs over the next decade.

For the complete article by Govind Singh at the EcoWorldly site, go here.

We applaud India for taking this humane track in dealing with these twin issues.

Now I guess it’s time for me to forgive them for sending us the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.


Off Topic Trivia: Did you know that John Lennon’s song Sexy Sadie on The White album was written about the Maharishi? The title and lyrics were changed at the request of George Harrison prior to recording.

After the yogi allegedly tried to force himself sexually on Mia Farrow, the Beatles promptly split from Rishikesh, India. When the Maharishi asked why they were leaving, Lennon is reported to have said, “If you’re so cosmic, you’ll know why.”

Today, there is general agreement by those who were there that such an assault did not take place.

The abrupt departure had more to do with John’s volatile temperament and his dissatisfaction with this particular spiritual path. There is no doubt that the Beatles, as a whole, were phenomenally productive while in India, writing almost all the songs for The White Album during their stay.

Maharishi, what have you done
You made a fool of everyone
You made a fool of everyone
Maharishi, ooh, what have you done

Maharishi you broke the rules
You laid it down for all to see
You laid it down for all to see
Maharishi, ooh, you broke the rules

One sunny day the world was waiting for a lover
He came along to turn on everyone
Maharishi, the greatest of them all

Maharishi, how did you know
The world was waiting just for you
The world was waiting just for you
Maharishi, ooh, how did you know

Maharishi, you’ll get yours yet
However big you think you are
However big you think you are
Maharishi, ooh, you’ll get yours yet

We gave him everything we owned
Just to sit at his table
Just a smile would lighten everything
Maharishi, he’s the latest and the greatest of them all
Ha, he made a fool of everyone, Maharishi
Ha, however big you think you are, Maharishi


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