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Kalady grama panchayat culled 22 stray dogs

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

Every day, people set a new benchmark of madness. Kalady grama panchayat in Kochi decided to cull about 22 stray dogs 28th September 2016. The Kalady police have filed a case against the 17 members who were a part of this panchayat. These members comprise of vice president and president of the administration of Kalady grama panchayat. After being killed, the panchayat buried the dead bodies of these strays in an empty land.


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Kalady Grama Panchayat received high support from Stray Dog Eradication Group for the mass killing of strays. However, the leader of the group, Jose Maveli wasn’t present, but two ladies from the group namely, Philomena and Sofia were a part of this hideous act.

As per the vice-president of panchayat, Biju Manickamangalam, this ferocious act was a unanimous decision as these strays were a threat to children and women in the area. He added by saying, “We decided to kill `dangerous and ferocious' stray dogs based on petitions filed by the public, students and children. There have been repeated instances of dogs attacking people and domestic animals. Students of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit had also complained about the stray dog menace. We have killed dogs that were shown by the public. The killing was not meant to challenge the rule of law.”


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This is not the first time such insanity has taken place in Kochi. On 19th September 2016, about 24 stray dogs were killed by Stray Dog Eradication Group and Chengamanad Panchayat. In this case, Maveli was arrested but was later released on bail.

The recent case of killing of strays has been against 17 people under various sections, which includes Sections 458- mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees, 429- mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees of IPC and 11- treating animals cruelly of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

With such incidents happening every now and then, we think it’s not the street dogs who are a nuisance to the society, but people who kill strays definitely are a nuisance to the world.

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