Over 20 stray dogs killed in Kerala

The move is likely to put the local body at odds with the state government, which had clarified last month that it had not discussed “indiscriminate killing of dogs”.

By: Express News Service | Kochi | Updated: September 20, 2016 7:13 pm

Over 20 stray dogs were killed after a panchayat in Kerala approved it in the wake of increasing attacks on the people. The move is likely to put the local body at odds with the state government, which had clarified last month that it had not discussed “indiscriminate killing of dogs”.

“We are doing this for the good of the people,” said BJP’s Sindhu P N, ward member, Chengamanadu Panchayat. “The decision to give the go-ahead was taken unanimously by Panchayat members cutting across party lines.” Jose Maveli, well-known philanthropist, provided the men who caught and killed dogs through asphyxiation. He was arrested on Sunday evening and later received bail.

“This will continue for a week or so until we are convinced that they don’t pose a threat,” said Sindhu. “We have also taken up measures to reduce the accumulation of waste.” The Panchayat member claimed the Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme failed in the state. “Veterinarians don’t want to perform the procedure in the absence of infrastructure. They also fear someone may file a case against them if the animal died during the process,” she said. Earlier this month, another panchayat member was booked for allegedly killing seven stray dogs.

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    anando anando
    Sep 28, 2016 at 10:23 am
    Kerala is not a state that kills only dogs but tortures every possible animal and does with impunity , with their horrid torturous bull races to torturing of elephants in temples . Keralites dont have a heart that beats of animals.
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      Ravi
      Sep 27, 2016 at 4:57 am
      savage, barbaric and inhuman act. Killing poor animals which cannot resist them. Needs to make the law stringent and make punishment more severe. Most of the stray dogs are quite and never pose of problem except a few. The govt should take necessary steps to treat such stray animals which are infected with rabies or other diseases. The stray dogs must be neutered to prevent over potion. Instead m killing of stray dogs is not a solution to this problem.
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        s.jacob
        Sep 22, 2016 at 4:29 am
        All dog lovers are requested to take home atleast one stray dog and look after them. Ensure they are well fed and cleaned regularly as well as given regular medical check ups. If all dog lovers do this, stray dog problem can easily be solved. If dog lovers can't do this, then they have no right to complain against people who are fighting for self preservation. Those who have witnessed the horrible end of people suffering from rabid dogs will certainly agree for the destruction of stray dogs.
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