Visually impaired people, who are disturbed by the fact that dogs, which are affected by the noise of their white canes, perceive it as a threat and become aggressive, try to protect themselves with the help of devices such as “dog repellent ” and “electroshock”.
People with visual impairments, who have overcome the difficulties they face in many areas of life despite their disability, are uncomfortable with the growing number of stray dogs. The visually impaired, who deeply feel the love of animals thanks to the guide dogs who are their life companions and guide them, are afraid of meeting stray dogs.
Claiming that dogs, which are affected by the sound of the white cane they carry in their hands, perceive it as a threat and become aggressive, they are waiting for a solution to this problem without harming the animals.
Fatih Karadayı, the president of the Turkish Association for the Visually Impaired, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they were uneasy when they saw that other visually impaired people, like him, had recently been attacked by stray dogs.
“We love dogs, but stray, ask”
Karadayı said: “We normally like disabled dogs. We even have friends who use guide dogs. He trusts his dog more than a cane. He hasn’t had any problems. But like all problems unforeseen, these stray dogs are actually a problem. I don’t know how to find a solution to this.” noted.
Describing that he stepped on a dog lying on the stairs of an overpass, Karadayı said: “Our animal is just somewhere. How does he know that I am blind or how he should feel. The dog barked when I stepped on it. He jumped up, I jumped up, we both thought we were going to hurt each other. we thought.” he said.
Expressing that stray dogs bit his mother-in-law in the area where they live, Karadayı said, “We called the relevant unit. They say. Now I think of myself. I am visually impaired. How can I detect this dog if it bites me, how can I show it? It’s a big problem. used the sentences.
“We had to buy dog repellent”
Karadayı said his wife is also visually impaired and his 10-year-old son is very afraid of dogs. he said.
Karadayı pointed out that a solution can definitely be found to this problem and said:
“It’s true that stray dogs haunt the visually impaired more. Because the cane we use thinks it’s going to hurt him, it perceives a threat and the dog acts accordingly. Thank goodness we haven’t heard talk about fatal case so far.”
Local governments have great responsibilities in this regard.
The association’s vice-president, İbrahim Holat, who is visually impaired, said that local governments in particular have great responsibilities regarding stray dogs and said: “We are really at great risk. For example, we want to get out of here at midnight and go to our house, but there are dogs that roam the residential areas. People take them on a whim and then take to the streets. “There are species that are forbidden to feed, especially.” mentioned.
Stressing that stray dogs perceive the white cane in the hands of the visually impaired as a danger and attack in self-defense, İbrahim Holat specifically asked local authorities to find a solution as soon as possible.
“I bought an ‘electroshock’ device to defend myself”
The visually impaired member of the association, Şule Yazıcı, explained that she lives in Sarıyer and is always bitten by the stray dogs she comes across, saying: “Normally, I am not afraid of dogs, but when I bite, that feeling inevitably reverses. The fear started. She bit me when I didn’t expect her to bite. It means that. It’s not clear, you shouldn’t say “orphan dog”. My view was, “Why would a dog bite? out of nowhere?’ used the sentences.
Stating that he also used a cane, Yazıcı said: “As I was passing, one of them decided to follow me. Then he came and bit my leg. I was surprised to what happened. He didn’t bite very deeply, but I didn’t expect him to bite at all, so it was a shock.” For example, I bought a device at electroshocks. To defend myself if something happened. I would never resort to such things until I was bitten.” gave his words.