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Good News, Ban on Dog Meat in Process in Nagaland

13 Jul 2016 | by Deepshikha Tahiliani | Posted in: Wag News

This might turn out to be one of the best news you would hear today. The Nagaland Government is in the course of action of banning dog meat as food in the state. According to our sources, the state cabinet is yet to take a final situation on the situation but a letter has already been issued by Obangla Jamir, the Joint Secretary. Mr. Jamir has requested the Joint Director of Directorate of Municipal Affairs to issue an order to all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to cover this matter on high publicity. It is very important for us to voice for those who can’t voice for themselves. A strong step must be taken to stop selling dogs for meat and slaughter.


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The Municipal Affairs Department (MAD) has also been asked to put a full stop on the markets where selling of live dogs and their meat takes place. Apart from that, it is imperative for us to understand that one should treat animals with all the love and care.


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Nagaland is believed to be one of the highest consumers of meat products and dog meat is considered to be delicacies amongst Nagaland food. Dog meat in the state is sold at the rate of Rs.300 per kilo. The consumption of dog meat is so much that pups are imported from other states as well. Once the notice for a ban of dog meat was issued, the State Chief Secretary met officials of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Home, Health, Family, MAD, and Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur and Kohima to take the necessary action as soon as possible.

We hope the officials take immediate action towards the situation. Dogs are god sent angels and selling their meat as delicacies is not fair to them or for that matter any other animal.

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