Bengaluru Animal Birth Control Programme Report Euthanasia Of Over 50k Dogs in 14 years.
24 Nov 2014
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In a recent data report by the Animal Birth Control Programme in Bengaluru a whopping 53,254 stray dogs have been euthanised over the last 14 years i.e. on an average 3,800 dogs per year have been euthanised over the past 14 years despite setting aside crores of rupees for sterilisation and vaccination of dogs.
According to the status report released by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on the Animal Birth
Control Programme for dogs for the period of 1st November 2000 - 30th September 2014, two prominent animal care centers have conducted the euthanasia even if the centers were contacted by the public for the rescue and rehabilitation of the stray dogs. The report mentions that a staggering 25,960 dogs have been euthanised from the Bommanahalli area, the hub of many technology firms. Though animal care centers attribute excessive aggression and physiological deterioration as the reason attributed to euthanasia, serious concerns have been raised on the efficacy of the Animal Birth Control Programme by both the government and the dog lovers.
According to a statement given by a senior IAS officer, the stakeholders involved in the programme should have played a bigger role in the rehabilitation of stray dogs rather than killing them for their aggressive behavior.
Source: Bangalore Mirror;
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