Stockpiling a product that’s under threat can be a double edged carving knife. In the case of the Bali Dog the threat of its unavailability is horrific to those involved in the dog meat supply business.
Rabies certainly couldn’t finish it off; food for human consumption won’t get them, tourism could be their saviour.
It’s inevitable that a spike in dogs ‘going missing’ will be occurring, Bali Dogs top the gastronomical listing. They are historically renowned and culturally respected for their physical and spiritual strength. Exactly the same reasons they are so sought after for their meat.
Culturally they and Bali people are joined paw and hand. Always have and always will, no matter what outsiders insiders and foreigners have inflicted upon them.
When the last Bali Dog is skinned alive, when yet another barrier to its ongoing changing and continued survival is removed, when their protection is as assured as much as possible and after the horror of what the Bali Dog has endured. Its then a matter of the utmost importance that its their history with their people is what is celebrated in the aftermath.
When the last Bali Dog is eaten, one more injustice against the Bali Dog is beaten.