Aizawl savours dog meat causes alerm in Assam

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Aizawl, Dec 4 (UNI) People for Animals, an ngo, Assam unit, has filed an FIR with Dispur police against a massive loss of stray dogs there, according to its Mizoram counterpart.

Reports received here said that the Assam police and Assam's PFA have evidences that their missing stray dogs were being imported to Mizoram as many animal dealers including highway drivers were booked for transporting street dogs.

As per the existing law, the stray dogs, if found to be creating public nuisance, may be caught and executed by the concerned local municipal corporation only. But many people including highway drivers were booked in Assam under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, for selling and transporting stray dogs.

A report said a good number of stray dogs have been rescued before they could be brought to the slaughter houses in Aizawl, added PFA sources.

They said the Assam police have run after the dog traders up to Mizoram and have pleaded the Aizawl police to help them trace the missing dogs, which are highly-demanded in Aizawl meat market.

Earlier, animal activists here have moved the authorities against the manner with which the imported dogs were transported, tied on the back of Sumo maxi cabs.

UNI

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