Ban on importing of dogs!

Wag News, last updated 22nd, May 2016, Deepshikha Tahiliani


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In order to thwart cruelty against animals, government has finally banned the import of foreign dog breeds to India. This was an important step which was long due. An official statement by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) mentioned that “the import of commercial dogs for breeding or for any other commercial activities is not permitted.”

As per the fresh orders by the government of India, only pet dogs that have valid pet book and authentic records in the name of importer will be given permission to import foreign dogs. Another exemption is given to the dogs that are imported by R&D associations with the approval of CPCSEA (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals) for internal security by defense and police force.

Numerous animal rights activists along with co-founder of PFA (People for Animals), Mr. Pritish Nandy were immensely thankful to the government for taking this action.

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Dog breeds such as Siberian Huskies, St. Bernard, and Alaskan Malamutes are not fit for Indian climatic conditions. They face copious difficulties in adjusting which results in downfall in their health. It’s been long that these activists were appealing to the government to ban the import of foreign breeds to India.

Professional breeders have not been happy with this decision, however cruelty against dogs or for that matter any animal is inhuman.

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