Decision to kill dogs unlawful, says Maneka

Decision to kill dogs unlawful, says Maneka

Decision to kill dogs unlawful, says Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi who is known for animal rights activism said on Friday that the Kerala government’s decision to kill “dangerous dogs” is unlawful.

The minister also said that the step taken by the state government will not solve the problem as it would lead to more breeding. She suggested that the solution lies in sterilization. “It makes dogs happy, no sterilized dog ever bites,” she said. She also asked where the money given to the state for sterilization has been spent. She said that the Animal Welfare Board for India gives money for sterilization of dogs.

She said that the decision to kill dangerous dogs could be used to kill any dog.
“You say kill, kill, kill. You keep killing and they keep biting. The dog becomes hostile.
“If you kill the dog, females will breed more. Also, dogs will come from outside. I am totally with the people of Kerala but if you keep killing, you break the law and you continue to do things that do not work,”

Maneka said. “If you sterilize the dogs they will be happy, they will be gentle,” she said.

Kerala govt reiterates killing of strays

Kerala’s Minister for Local Self Governments K T Jaleel reiterated that the government will kill feral dogs in the state even as more stray dog bites were reported on Friday, DHNS reports from Thiruvanthapuram.

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