Since last week, authorities have been allowed to use shotguns to kill the 50 to 100 aggressive dogs running loose in the rural northern town of Ferris....
City manager David Chavez said the town had become a dumping ground for the unwanted pets.
But animal rights advocates say the problem could be solved in better ways.(source)
They argue the animals could be trapped, or punishment meted out on those who dump the dogs.
OK, without strictly discussing the merits of the plan, someone tell me how punishing the folks who dumped the dogs is going to help this town get rid of the dogs that are there.