In todays Taipei Times article about AIDS and infectious diseases, I noticed the legislature added this Communist China-style amendment that now allows them to kill domestic animals. This has happened a few times in China, where there is an outbreak of some diseases and the government beats to death all of the domestic animals and pets in the region. It’s a sad day for Taiwan when the government takes away the rights of the innocent.
[quote]The Legislature yesterday also passed an amendment to the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Law (傳染病防治法), enabling the administration to define newly emerging infectious diseases as threats to national security.
The amendment also grants the government the right to cull pets or domestic animals in the event of an outbreak of any communicable disease transmitted by animals.[/quote]