We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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2 years ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

Bunzilla
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2 years ago

Now, if they can do it for stray cats too, that would be truly amazing! So proud of The Netherlands (I'm mostly Dutch).

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
2 years ago

Hm, I think Sweden must have forgot to apply then. We dont have stray dogs, at least for decades. Any lost dog gets collected, if no owner is found it gets adopted via Animal Protection. I have seen one or two lost dogs, where we found the owner, but never a genuine stray.

A. K.
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2 years ago (edited)

Denmark neither. I'm pretty sure none of the Scandinavian countries has had any stray dogs for decades

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Mascha Claessens
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2 years ago

I'm Dutch and I didn't even know this happened last year! I mean, it's true you never see a stray dog anywhere (and not many stray cats either, though usually you can't really tell if a cat is a stray or not), but that's great. :-) I hope more countries will follow soon!

Sunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahahaha! If only! Maybe in the small European countries. But Africa? Not a freaking chance. Unfortunately. At least we have lots of organisations and individuals taking care of homeless animals. Even if it is just feeding and spaying, but our rural communities are so vast and widespread that it would be impossible to do it here.

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Jenný Samúelsdóttir Herlufsen
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2 years ago

Well, not the first country without them. Iceland has never had stray dogs and as far as I know, Farao Islands, don't either. But on the other hand, good job Netherlands!

Marianne Knuit
Community Member
2 years ago

Neither does the Netherlands. But thanks for the compliment!

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Silvana Hex
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2 years ago

Thats good news! It might also help that dogs and cats arent for sale in pet stores here. Less chance of buying a cute puppy on impulse.

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually think there's no stray dogs in the Nordic countries?

Rasmus Nielsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, I'm from Denmark and we've never really had stray dogs. We have tons of stray cats, but by law all dogs have to be registrered when born. I have never seen a stray dog here.

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Bojan Mitic
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2 years ago

I don't think so, Finland is without stray dogs while ago...

Ari Niemelä
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, i think that in Finland does not had a stray dogs at all.

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Alusair Alustriel
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2 years ago

How did they accomplish that?

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 years ago

An extensive sterilisation program. They encouraged owners to bring their dogs for free sterilisation alongside free vaccinations and health checks.

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Ólafur Unnar Jóhannsson
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2 years ago

Great achievement but they are not the first. There hasn't been a stray dogs in Iceland for many decades. We have similar systems as Panda Kicki said is used in Sveden.

Lindsay Crawford
Community Member
2 years ago

Antarctica doesn’t have any stray anything; dogs, cats, pigs, water buffalo, pigeons, sparrows or people!

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Bruce Hill
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2 years ago

Fantastic, hopefully cats as well

Peter Wise
Community Member
2 years ago

As somebody said: cats are another matter entirely. They are natural nocturnal wandering predators. A two part BBC Horizon study showed that they have huge overnight prowls on which they avoid each others routes and if they feel unwanted will simply adopt another owner. They even visit other houses and eat that cat's foods while the cat away.

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Cindy Snow
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok now India and Phullipines need to get on that. They have so many dog and human cases of rabies.

Mimi
Community Member
2 years ago

No, they are taken care of, check out the other comments

M Dream
Community Member
2 years ago

There are many ways to achieve this. How did Netherlands achived this?

Pamela Heinbaugh
Community Member
2 years ago

So all of you commenters are praising them for killing all the stray dogs? Romania did the same thing. They had police & such walk around & shot, stomp, beat to death any stray dog they saw. Plus they did it right in front of kids & other folks. HUMANS ARE THE REAL REASON WE HAVE STRAY DOGS & CATS!!!!!!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Pamela, read the posts, they have no-kill shelters, it's different than the evil Romania.

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Lynne Stankard
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2 years ago

Educate people - and miracles can happen xx

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
2 years ago

Bless them a thousand times over. I saw an article on the paper a few weeks ago that said a shelter (I can't recall where it was in the USA), had adopted out 100% of their dogs and cats! this is wonderful!

David Murphy
Community Member
2 years ago

'Officially' the first country...after all of Scandinavia. Antarctica is the first continent to have no stray dogs. Australia has compulsory microchips, sterilisation and a euthanasia program...if only it was for people who mistreat animals!

Stan Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Are you kidding? Implanted microchips are what the Bible calls the mark of the beast! I will never accept one of those chips. If they do it in animals, they will soon try to force it on humans. I'm not losing my soul!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

I hope and pray, this will be achieved in all countries !!!

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope the reason is because humans are becoming more compassionate and NOT because they capture and euthanize all strays. This will be investigated further by me!

Yan Pagh
Community Member
2 years ago

Because they kill them?

Julie Lynch
Community Member
2 years ago

Come on Australia, follow suit, get your dogs spayed please

William Thorp
Community Member
2 years ago

I Woof You!

Jan Klingenberg
Community Member
2 years ago

Does this not mean they collected all the stray dogs up and killed them? 🙄

Blazej Styczynski
Community Member
2 years ago

And what happened to all this stray dogs? Are the still alive?

Joyce Sonnevelt
Community Member
2 years ago

The Netherlands has had no strays for decades so it's not like they suddenly took a lot of dogs from the streets. But the Dutch shelters all have a strict no kill policy.

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Cengiz Güneş
Community Member
2 years ago

How is this a good thing? You steal dogs' freedom. You make their genitals useless, you lock them in a shelter or force them to only live with humans as sick amusement toys. These are living beings.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Cengiz, all that is better life than miserable existence outdoors; their life span is 2 - 3 years. Get real.

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Cathy Proctor
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2 years ago

Going to google right now to see how they did it!

YoyoSthlm
Community Member
2 years ago

I have never ever EVER seen a stray dog in Sweden! Maybe we didn't apply for the certificate?

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2 years ago

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Pumbaa
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2 years ago

We don't have stray dogs in germany as well.. I think we almost never had? At least for the last 30 years.

Jannie Hoek
Community Member
2 years ago

You gassed them?

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Nancy Bernard
Community Member
2 years ago

A goal that I only hope and pray will be reached by every country in the world. Thank you Netherlands, being a huge animal lover, this news puts a smile on my face and a song in my heart!

Rosa Biggs Cilliers
Community Member
2 years ago

Excellent !!!

Laura Osborne
Community Member
2 years ago

Well done to the citizens of the Netherlands, let's all hope for others to follow a wonderful example.

Laurel O'Donnell
Community Member
2 years ago

This deserves WAY more up votes. ADOPT don't shop! Also, creating smart and viable programs that address actual issues with actual work, work! :)

Probodh Palit
Community Member
2 years ago

what happened to the strays?

Magnus Andersen
Community Member
2 years ago

That makes no sense, it`s good for them no doubt, but i really don`t think this was a thing in the Netherlands or any of the country around here, we do not have wild dogs in Denmark and i highly doubt Norway or Sweden has either, we do still have feral cats unfortunately :-(

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 years ago

How wonderful

Mooncut
Community Member
2 years ago

Dogs are important too you know

Derek Swift
Community Member
2 years ago

How was that achieved, by adoption or euthanasia. Many countries are getting rid of strays by poisoning.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
2 years ago

Of course, this depends on how they did so.

Annette Kazarian
Community Member
2 years ago

I LOVE PEOPLE FROM THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱

Robert Cochran
Community Member
2 years ago

How is this so, do strays just magically disappear? Are they all adopted or are most just put down? This is also true in many parts of Southeast Asia, of course they just eat them over there. This practice of claiming that they have eliminated a social evil is often touted in Europe so that the numbers drop but nobody asks how the problem was solved. Europe also had a lower number of babies who suffer from Down's Syndrome. Why? Most fetuses with Downs are aborted.

Auntie Depressant
Community Member
2 years ago

The Netherlands are so advanced in myriad ways. Man, I’d marry my way into citizenship! I hope they can tackle the stray kitties issues as well. purrrrr...

Jaime Quirk- Palecek
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s also a very small country. Good for them. I hope it was done humanly.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

' that comes with the law changes that force people to do the right thing. Have their dogs spayed or neutered and no letting them out onto the streets without a leash

Leo Cecchini
Community Member
2 years ago

Did they kill all the strays?

Jo Choto
Community Member
2 years ago

And yet there is ALWAYS dog poo on the streets! LOL.

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 years ago

We should talk to them about dikes and pumps/windmills as well. There's a reason they are the nether lands

Arvinder S Brara
Community Member
2 years ago

We need to learn from Netherlands to tackle the severe problem of stray dogs in Delhi and other cities of India

Arvinder S Brara
Community Member
2 years ago

India needs to learn from the Netherlands as strayv dogs are a major nuisance in Delhi and most cities of India

Nancy Kosola
Community Member
2 years ago

Fantastic❣️ Let’s find out how they did it and maybe we can do the same here. Rescue has been such a large part of my life.... This makes me soook Happy😘👏🏼

Patrick De Montbrun
Community Member
2 years ago

Innovation is the key....

Anna Lacelle
Community Member
2 years ago

What is happening to stray dogs?

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful Netherlands!!! This is how I wish the whole world could be!

Robert Price
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this because they were all euthanised?

Denise Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

That might mean something else - they are micro managing affairs there.

RE Gullion
Community Member
2 years ago

I initially thought the dogs had been euthanized, but I did not make that assertion. I chose to verify the how the Netherlands met with success. Here is the reference URL: https://amsterdamhangout.com/why-are-there-no-stray-dogs-in-the-netherlands/. The stray dogs were not euthanized.

Helena Sundsgård
Community Member
2 years ago

Do we ever got stray dogs in Sweden and Scandinavia?

Deb ~ Wild Whimsy
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

Frank Tillier
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful news 🐕❤️

Christine Richards
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish every stray in the world had a good home.

tazkwondo
Community Member
2 years ago

in an unrelated story, they threw all the dogs into the ocean

Harv Gill
Community Member
2 years ago

I try to live by William Wallace's words - Every man dies, but not every man really lives (assuming he actually said that), so I'm not exactly jumping up and down for this one. I have two fur babies myself, but sometimes I wonder.... I'm also not convinced the motivation was for the care of animals. More so the cleanup of the city so tourists can spend more money. My brother-in-law "saved" a dog while travelling in Greece. She's definitely fed well and loved now! But I wonder how happy she really is.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

The motivation is the cleanup the cities, it can be done humanely, not like in Romania, Greece, Asia, Middle East.......

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Nicole Harrison
Community Member
2 years ago

For me this should come closer to the top of the list. YES!

Diane Pannesco
Community Member
2 years ago

Incredible

Salanieta Koro
Community Member
2 years ago

wow im moving

Elizabeth Mcfadden
Community Member
2 years ago

great news

Andra Sandulescu
Community Member
2 years ago

How is that so great? If you lose your dog, they get killed... 😫

Mary-Eve Nelson
Community Member
2 years ago

Did they do that by killing them or homing them?

Þorgerður Jónsdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

No, not correct, there have never been any stray dogs in Iceland

Rose Fagan
Community Member
2 years ago

Love love!

Susan Henry
Community Member
2 years ago

Well done Netherlands

Lynne Bullock
Community Member
2 years ago

How did they do this?

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

By allocating funds for the spay-and-neuter program, with dose of kindness and compassion.

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Thea Hanrath
Community Member
2 years ago

Mmm how?

Elvira Araneta
Community Member
2 years ago

How did they achieve this?

Lovísa Sigurjónsdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

False. There have been no stray dogs in Iceland for decades

Jeanette Mather
Community Member
2 years ago

How wonderful and responsible for them to do that.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Netherlands, you are my hero, one thousand THANK YOUS !!!

Claudia Muraszombathi
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweden doesnt have stray dogs..

Caroline Mordy
Community Member
2 years ago

#crying

Jeanette Wheeler
Community Member
2 years ago

Fantastic!

Remco Janssen
Community Member
2 years ago

Although I support this initiative, the news is simply not correct. We do still have occasional stray dogs. The claim we're the first country without is a rather bold one that's hard to verify. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but in this dayband age facts REALLY matter.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Many of these "good" news stories BP is featuring here, are not that good after all.

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George K.
Community Member
2 years ago

Hmm, didn't China and Vietnam solve this a long time ago?

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

George, are you aware how China, Korea, Vietnam (all Oriental countries) "solved this"? It is OK with you????

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Julie Farrell
Community Member
2 years ago

So long as this is because people are looking after their animals . Not that they are being picked up and killed.

Marg Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Unbelievable

Cindy Shipley
Community Member
2 years ago

This statistic is hard to believe while knowing that countries with hunger issues will eat their dogs.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Cindy, many countries with hunger issues do not eat dogs; but in all Oriental countries they deliberately heinously torture dogs and cats, boil them ALIVE, burn them to death with a torch (no carbon monoxide to render them unconscious), cut their limbs off - ALIVE. Those evil, sub-human bestial monsters are committing these atrocities because they believe that meat will taste better, and NO, they do NOT have hungry issues, it is delicacy to them.

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Donald Schofield
Community Member
2 years ago

that's amazing. I live in Mexico and I think they shipped them all here....

Olga Rodriguez
Community Member
2 years ago

❤️

Terri Sailors
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a dream come true.

Maribeth Hallahan
Community Member
2 years ago

that is PAWSOME!!!

Jannie Hoek
Community Member
2 years ago

I bark your pardon?

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Номин Мо
Community Member
2 years ago

What a great news. Every life in this world matters

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Why was this comment down voted??????

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Andrew Cleveland
Community Member
2 years ago

Through capturing and euthanizing all stray dogs? A goal of eliminating all human suffering could be accomplished by eliminating humans. Iceland brags of nearly eradicating Down Syndrome by creating a system that favors aborting babies that are thought to have the genetic abnormality. If you don’t constrain the goal, horrific things can occur in the name of accomplishing what seems like a worthy goal.

Sherry Stafford
Community Member
2 years ago

wow thats a shock, I thought at least have the world had nostrays, that needs to be incease alot. poor animals.

Joyce Sonnevelt
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm Dutch and I have never seen any stray dogs in our country ever and I'm 47 years old. And I'm pretty sure that a lot of countries around us (Belgium, Germany, Switserland, Scandinavia) don't have any strays either. So maybe we are the first who got an official status but it's not really news.

Sylvia Peet
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice one Netherlands!

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

It can be done! Fiji may be a very long way behind, but it can be done!

Louise Berner
Community Member
2 years ago

How did they do it?

Chryso Christodoulou
Community Member
2 years ago

wooohoooo! nice!!!

Tanja Solhaug
Community Member
2 years ago

How Nice, but we have never ever had stray dogs in Norway, and I dont think the other nordic countrys have them either! Cats unfortunately we do have!

Hafida
Community Member
2 years ago

We dont have any stray cats or dogs

Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Now for cats! 🐱🖤🐱

Pobin Rice
Community Member
2 years ago

Not possible

CincyReds
Community Member
2 years ago

This makes my heart so happy!

Lauren Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Netherlands is such an inspiration

Irene Fluit
Community Member
2 years ago

Yay Netherlands!!

Roy Papapidopulos
Community Member
2 years ago

There are still alot of genetic dogs with all kind of diseases in the Netherlands, people like to have these animals.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

To whom who down voted this? What's wrong with you?

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Dena G
Community Member
2 years ago

wow!!!!!

Gilda Farrell
Community Member
2 years ago

But, what have they done with the stray dogs?

Charmaine Hoffman
Community Member
2 years ago

What did they do with anystray dogs

JJM
Community Member
2 years ago

But what happened to the stray dogs, I would like to know how they prevented more dogs becoming homeless. Did they sterilize females................I'd like to know.

Probodh Palit
Community Member
2 years ago

What did they do with the strays ? Pakistan politicians suggested shipping their strays to China for the table

Mileen
Community Member
2 years ago

That's graag. Now act on the 40.000 homeless people. Yes. 40.000 in the Netherlands.

Mileen
Community Member
2 years ago

*great

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Cynthia Barrett
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2 years ago

Yay! This is awesome!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

OH, I am thrilled beyond words, too many countries have a great many unwanted, cats and dogs !!!

NQ L
Community Member
2 years ago

I want to upvote this a million times. Best news ever for animal lovers like me.

Lyn Thompson
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful

Tracie Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

Way to go!

Lea Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s great!!

Diane Joines
Community Member
2 years ago

This first moves my heart! I read and was impressed by Marc’s comment!

Dita Hesselberg-guilhem
Community Member
2 years ago

génial

Laura Baldwin
Community Member
2 years ago

Wish the 🇬🇧 would follow suit.

Don Jon
Community Member
2 years ago

i would like to believe it's because they are well taken care of and not because of a them being euthanized.

Lou Lou Woodbury
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an amazing gesture of kindness on our earth. Thank you Netherlands!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Why was Lou Lou's comment down voted? Who is objecting to "kindness on our earth"????? Please let us know who are you.

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Rosemary Grainge
Community Member
2 years ago

How?????

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh, just what are they doing with the stray dogs? If that news came out of China, there'd be a lot of concern.

Suzan Woychuk
Community Member
2 years ago

We need to do this

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Again, some "kind" and "humane" person down voted positive comment. Why?

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Lynne Bullock
Community Member
2 years ago

How was this accomplished?

Judy Ackerman
Community Member
2 years ago

How did they achieve this??

Helene Malek
Community Member
2 years ago

Respect to Netherlands ! This is amazing ! News like these must be heavily promoted to be an example at least

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

what about stray people? (homeless)?

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

We also have shelters for them and we invest in trying to give them homes instead of building contraptions and anti-homeless benches to prevent them to sit down.

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Tara
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope they help other countries solve this issue.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

And again, some "good" person did not like Tara's comment. Why?

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Diana Hockley
Community Member
2 years ago

Excellent news, and a good practical solution which many countries could follow if they chose.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

And again; This time Diana's comment. Why?

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Oscar Guerrero
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2 years ago

Damn that's impressive!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Again.

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Marianne van Twillert
Community Member
2 years ago

Great! Such a pity that there are 39,000 homeless people in the Netherlands!

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

There are also millions of people desperatley looking for a house to finally start a family and have kids. Did you break down those 39000 homeless people into people that prefer to be homeless? People that got evicted because of anti-social behaviour? Students that aren't really homeless because they bunk with friends but don't have a place of their own? Homelessnes in the Netherlands means you don't have housing but it doesn't mean you have to sleep under a bridge. There are shelters to sleep in a warm and protected place.

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Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful country.

Vivi
Community Member
2 years ago

Pawsome!!

Carol Moyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Incredible Others need to follow

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Again.

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Don Gordon
Community Member
2 years ago

How?

Marjorie Willcox
Community Member
2 years ago

I agree wholeheartedly with Marc. The Netherlands are world leaders in so many ways.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

And again.

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Andrew Yarke
Community Member
2 years ago

This is awesome

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Again, let us see who you are.

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Carrie Hilliard
Community Member
2 years ago

AWESOME!

melbfk
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this is great but am curious about how this is done.

David Griswold
Community Member
2 years ago

The question arises as to how this was achieved. I am guessing, hoping, by sterilization, and not by euthanasia.

Genevieve Gentile
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow what a great accomplishment.

Linda Robinett
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2 years ago

Could they bring their program to Bhutan and Bali?

Rani Johnson
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2 years ago

Usa. You so behind its sad.

Theresa Tzitzira
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2 years ago

I hope NOT by killing them...

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Somebody does not like Theresa's comment, but likes to kill stray animals.

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Ruth Lord
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2 years ago

love this

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

The same travesty of a human being down voted Ruth's comment.

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Patricia Rix
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2 years ago

Yes, but how did they deal with them? Have they taken them all into rescue shelters? Or have they rounded up & euthanized them? Inquiring minds want to know!

Marjolein Thoma
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2 years ago

They do not get killed. We don’t have death shelters, only rescue shelters. Whenever a Dog is found, animalcontrol takes them to a rescue shelter. There they can check For a chipcode in the neck and bring the Dog back to its owner. No chip? Then after two weeks, they become available For adoption. And that is without timelimit, they can stay as long as necesarry.

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Sandra Mason
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2 years ago

It isn't good news if they haven't helped the cats, too!

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Wouldn't you give them at least some credit?

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Bill Jamison
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2 years ago

It's because they EUTHANIZE so many!

Peter Vens
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2 years ago

i don't believe any country is able to know that there are no strays , i bet there's an error margin of a few hundred

Debbie Lucien
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2 years ago

But is it because they are killing them?

hobbitly
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2 years ago

No, there is a no-kill policy for all shelters in the Netherlands.

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Tim David
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2 years ago

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Hopefully they didn't do what Denmark is doing to "eliminate" Down's Syndrome. Denmark is attempting to use abortion to prevent the births of children with Down's Syndrome. I sure hope The Netherlands isn't using euthanasia to become the "first country without stray dogs."

Ojberretta Berretta
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2 years ago

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they catch the dogs and put them to ''sleep''

WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago

An organisation like Peta wouldn't even be legal in the Netherlands. Pets only get euthanised (as Peta calls it) when they are very sick or dangerous.

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Spoon Forkage
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2 years ago

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Didn’t stop your wife from straying though😂

t clark
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2 years ago

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Wh..what did they DO with them?😳

Kristi Guse
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2 years ago

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Euthanasia can be a powerful.tool.

Silvana Hex
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2 years ago

all shelters are no kill

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Yancy Naughton
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2 years ago

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only stray prostitutes

WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago

Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands. Yes. Strangly enough we also have a very low rate in sex offences.

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Russian Otaku
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2 years ago

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Would be a piss easy fix anywhere just eat em. Vermin gonna wander about anyway

Brandy Grote
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2 years ago

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By shooting them?

Mimi
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2 years ago

They don't get killed, they are being collected and taken care of / up for adoption as in many mid-european countries like Switzerland and Germany. You can read about it in the upper comments.

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 years ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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