Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stray Dogs of Taiwan

The culture of dog ownership various around the world, and I found another example of that during my visit to Taiwan. Like owning a firearm, dog ownership has its uses and benefits that date back centuries. Such ownership however requires responsibility; responsibility that not everyone is up for. There are many dog owners in Taiwan just like in America, but at the same time, there are those who cannot take responsibility for their dogs, which leads to a problem of stray dogs. While walking through the streets of Taipei, I photographed various stray dogs. You can tell they are stray since they roam around with no human supervision. Some are approachable and others are not. Generally they should be left alone. Some people do leave food out for them.

This one had a collar, but was left unattended at a parking lot.

These two are seen dashing into traffic, causing problems for motorists.

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