Feeding stray animals, a moral obligation!
27 Jul 2016
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Yes, you heard that right, feeding stray animals is moral obligation. The chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), Retired Major General R M Kharb condemned this statement. There is nothing in the laws which he mentions that one shouldn’t feed stray animals. Kharb added by saying, “feeding stray dogs is both lawful and helpful.”
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The animal activists in Pune mentioned saying that feeding stray dogs/animals doesn’t augment population in any way. In fact, it aids in stray dogs’ sterilization, which in reality allows controlling their population. The sterilization actually tones down the aggressions in dogs and reduces the dog-bite cases to a great extend.
Mr. Kharb informed everyone by stating, “According to the Delhi high court order, stray dogs have to be fed so that it is easy to confine them to the areas they belong to, to facilitate animal birth control and annual vaccination.” He made it clear by saying that feeding stray animals is a moral responsibility. The Animal Birth Control aka sterilization is the official government policy that is there to trim down the stray dog population. This law is applicable and is being followed by all means.
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The chairperson of People for Animals, Pune, Tanvi Kulkarni pointed out that, “It has even been upheld by the Indian courts. Besides, do we question people's right to water plants? It is respected instead. Caring for other species is a part of evolution.”
Feeding stray dogs isn’t a bad thing, in actual fact it’s the good deed which would not only give you a mental satisfaction but also make you happy thoroughly inside out.