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40 stray dogs killed by injecting poison in Kerala


Kannur(Ker): In a shocking incident in Kannur district in Kerala, around 40 stray dogs were killed by injecting poison by the dog catchers. Police issued a detail investigation on the incident.

The probe is carried out based on the complaint given by Bina Williams of Kannur. Apart from that, a case is registered under section 11 (1) (l) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1960 Act.


The dog catchers were appointed by Panchayat authorities. But now the authorities are saying that the localites have arranged dog catchers. The local people are facing lot of safety issues due to stray dogs.

According to Reena Richards, Secretary of the Maharashtra-based Satjeevkaruna Parivar, an Animal welfare trust, the cadaver of the dogs had been dumped in a heap.

Following the interference of the organisation the dog catchers with metal wires and poison bottles were prevented from killing more dogs. The workers were asked to stop the killing and cops were called.

Bina Williams, the complainant has also demanded post mortem of the dogs which will help in affirm the poison used for killing them.

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