- Written by Hiranmay Karlekar
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Feeding stray dogs helps to reduce their numbers and the incidence of dog bites. Unfortunately, there are people who do not understand this basic fact and, therefore, frown upon the practice of feeding such dogs
The Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University should take serious note of allegations that, since December 18, 2016, the institution’s security personnel and elements in the administration are preventing people from the neighbourhood from entering the campus and feeding stray dogs. The matter is important. Such exclusion reverses the earlier practice prevailing in the university for feeding stray dogs, undermines the Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme for canines, and is of dubious legality.
- Written by Anando Das Gupta
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Here is the article of Indian express. Some "******" thinks killing all dogs is right. I mean forget the cruelty factor of it the moron isnt even aware of the fact the municipal corporations of the country have tried it for a 100 years and have had no success and that ABC is the only proper way forward. Listen , Moron , whoever filed this killing all stray dogs nonsense in supreme court, hope you grow a brain which is slightly above your knee , it would be helpful to society then and when you do, then do some research on why ABC was chosen and why mass culling failed in both pre and post British controlled India.
“Stray dogs have a right to live.”
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected petition seeking to completely “destroy” stray dog, by claiming that it was not the solution because they also have the right to live.
According to the justice bench
Dipak Misra and R Banumathi observed that though culling of stray dogs was acceptable, there has to be a balance and a proper method for this. When one of the petitioners told the apex court that he wanted to “totally destroy” stray dogs across India.
The bench said “nobody can destroy stray dogs in entirety. They also have a right to live.”
The apex court has been hearing a batch of petitions on issues relating to orders passed by various civic bodies on culling of stray dogs which have become a menace, especially in Kerala and Mumbai.
During the hearing, the bench said in Kerala, there were issues of human concern but for this all stray dogs cannot be killed. “A person can die due to dog bite. It is an accident and for that, we cannot say kill all the stray dogs,” it said.
Dog bite cases
The bench was also informed that a panel headed by former Kerala High Court judge Sri Jagan had received around 400 matters related to dog bites and it was working on it. The panel was set up by the apex court to inquire into incidents in which people and even children killed stray dogs and these acts were supported by several vigilante groups in Kerala.
When an advocate told the court that people have died due to dog bites in Kerala and children were unable to go to school due to this menace.
The bench said “just because there are some stray dogs in a field or a school, they cannot be killed. They have to be taken to shelter homes if there is no way out, they have to be culled and not killed. But there has to be a method for it.”
On this, one of the petitioners said, “He would construct shelter homes for dogs in his area in Kerala but the apex court asked him to submit a concrete proposal and prepare a road map.”
The Supreme Court had earlier controlled vigilante groups in Kerala from imparting training to children, distributing air guns to the people at subsidized rates to kill stray dogs and publicly propagate that there was a “war” against stray dogs in the state.
Kerala’s counsel had told the bench the state government was making “immense efforts” to curtail the spread of stray dogs and trying to ensure that no canines attack humans.
In an affidavit filed before the apex court, the Centre had said, “Involvement of various agencies/departments at the central and state level, more particularly at the state level, was required in proper and effective control and management of stray dogs as per ABC Rules implemented by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).”
Some NGOs and individual petitioners have moved the apex court against the decisions of some high courts, including the Bombay High Court and Kerala High Court, to allow municipal authorities to deal with the stray dogs menace as per the rules.
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India maintains a long-standing connection to animals, and in many ways, it leads the way in animal rights. It was the first Asian nation to ban cosmetics animal testing. It has also banned bullfights, bullock-cart races, and the use of elephants in circuses, and just this month, it banned the import of reptile, chinchilla, mink and fox fur.
The country also has laws to protect street animals, including thousands upon thousands of free-roaming dogs. These dogs are homeless, but not necessarily abandoned. They often descend from generations of free-roaming dogs born on the streets of India’s cities and villages, and the country grants them constitutional rights to live where they were born.
Unfortunately, not all cities and villages have the resources or know-how to care for all these dogs when they become injured or sick, nor to feed their constant hunger. That’s where organizations like Indigree Angels Trust come in. Based in Delhi, India, Indigree Angels Trust is a national non-profit organization dedicated to caring for these canines in a number of ways.
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