The continued well-being for the Bali Street Dog is not dependent on one school of thought, one position, and one action.
On observation it can be said that its being well has been depleted, especially over the past 20 years. The reasons for this are already well documented and there is no going back to pre that. Its fate is firmly tied to changed conditions and its adaptation is occurring.
However, Bali Street Dogs are still entwined in Balinese culture and that’s where their well being and survival now hang. For all the intervention on their behalf, what has really changed and improved for them?
Many Bali people know how to live with their dog, always have, but have forgotten. Caught up in frenzied development and material temptation, their dog has become seen as second class.
The well-being and survival of the Bali Street Dog will never continue if Bali people are told what to do.
Thankfully there are also many humans who are asking, debating, challenging and working on finding alternative options that are in the interests of the Bali Street Dog, it’s vitally unique heritage and their imperative position in culture.
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