Supreme Court takes a stern decision for stray dogs!
23 Sep 2016
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On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, the Supreme court clearly mentioned that showing compassion to stray dogs is completely fine, but these animals shouldn’t be allowed to become a menace to the society.
UU Lalit and Dipak Misra included in the array of Justices mentioned that they will hear in detail the actual aspect of revised module which contains the implementation framework for controlling the stray dog population and other ways filed by AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India), who is the lead petitioner in this case.
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The Justices mentioned that “Compassion should be shown towards stray dogs but at the mean time, these animals cannot be allowed to become a menace to the society. A balance needs to be created for dealing with such situation.”
Advocate Anjali Sharma along with Senior Advocate CA Sundaram are in favor of AWBI and are appearing for them. they mention that the revised module that contained the procedures prescribed in the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules are framed under the act of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for eliminating rabies and tone down the man-dog fights. According to the bench of Justices, a Central Coordination Committer together with a representation from numerous other union ministries should be made for the execution of prescribed measures.
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Mr. Sundaram also added by saying that “State level coordination committees in addition to the district level animal birth control monitoring committees, provided for in the Animal Birth Control Rules, should be established.”
The board suggested that an appropriate animal birth control programme implementation is extremely important and optimal result should be obtained from it. Senior Advocate, Mr. Anand Grover appearing for FIAPO (Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization) added by stating that Animal Birth Control rules should be put into action as well.
We hope the government takes the right decision and takes appropriate measures in order to control the population of strays, instead of just putting them to sleep forever.