On Saturday, animal rights activists held a peaceful demonstration in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to condemn the arbitrary culling of street Dogs in Kerala, which has resulted in an increase in bite cases.
The campaigners said that despite the issue being in court and the Supreme Court giving instructions to safeguard street dogs from damage, canines are being slaughtered cruelly in the southern state and other regions of the nation.
According to them, the Supreme Court has also ordered the removal of street dogs from their particular regions, which is common in many parts of the nation.
There were many children and young people at the protest location, holding signs that said “there is no excuse for animal mistreatment” and “in loving remembrance of all the lives lost to human cruelty, greed, neglect, bigotry, and violence.”
According to the campaigners, more than 1,000 Dogs, including pets, have been poisoned, beaten to death with iron rods and sticks, hanged by the neck, burnt, and buried alive in Kerala.
Delhi | Animal rights activists hold protest against the culling of street dogs in Kerala, at Jantar Mantar pic.twitter.com/KoJU7QpTKX
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Over 100 street dogs with metal wires tied around their jaws and legs were dumped into the forest in Karnataka’s Bellary. Another 60 street Canines were beaten, shackled, and dumped outside the city boundaries of Belgaum, Karnataka.
Over 25 dogs and puppies were assaulted and hauled away by the Patil Medical College in Bijapur, Karnataka.
Protesters asked that the Animal Birth Control Rules, 2001, be implemented immediately countrywide in order to sterilize and immunize Street Dogs, and they encouraged public engagement in the cause.
They also advocated for proper sensitivity training for municipal and panchayat employees, as well as police and law enforcement. They also advocated for animal welfare to be taught in schools.
Furthermore, the promotion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to adopt Indian Dogs, as well as prevention of illicit Dog breeding and selling.
The campaigners also urged the urgent implementation of an updated Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, with harsher penalties for animal cruelty.
Via: Hindustan Times