A movie about stray dogs “Twelve Nights” were released in November 2013. The story genuinely documented the misery and brutality the stray dogs have to face. There a legal period of 12 days for all the stray dogs in shelters to be collected by the original or a new owner, or to be put to euthanasia.
The author’s attention and faith of animal protection and stray dogs issues are enhanced after watching the movie. Being the owner of a dog with the experience growing the dog from a baby, the author realizes that, the situation can be improved, only if everyone takes the responsibility. Beside the education about the proper attitude and knowledge toward stray dogs from school, social education is more crucial and requires more attention.
In order to understand the recognition of stray dog issues of people, questionnaire survey to Taipei citizens is applied in this work. There were 480 effective samples collected and analyzed in the aspects of population variety, motivation to have a dog, and the recognition and attitude toward stray dog issues after watching the films. People’s recognition and attitude toward stray dogs are understood and identified while the relationship between recognition and attitude is studied. This work is expected to record the efforts fighting for stray dog rights and dedicated to the fields of animal protection.
This work reveals,
First,there is a strong relationship between gender, age and education for the person’s recognition and attitude toward stray dogs.
Second,there is a strong relationship between the person’s experience to have a dog and the the person’s recognition and attitude toward stray dogs.
Third, there is a strong relationship between the person’s experience to watch the movie “Twelve Nights”and the the person’s recognition and attitude toward stray dogs.