Authorities in Beijing think it may. Last week they announced a one-dog-per-household law in an effort to eradicate a deadly rabies outbreak by curbing the population. China is not alone: this is just the latest measure governments around the globe have recently taken to cut the number of certain unruly animals.
Fearful of bird flu, Singapore's government has been shooting the nation's fast-breeding and noisy crows. The population--once as high as 150,000--is down to 35,000.
Imported to curb a beetle infestation in 1935, the toads are a problem because they have no predators. While...