After the shocking news of Dogs slaughter with the pictures of cooked and non-cooked dogs came out, it became alarming for many NGOs working for animal rights. Hence, after that the dog market has been banned in Nagaland, the state government issued an advisory on Friday. The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization urges the state to take immediate action by enforcing stringent animal welfare laws against animal abuse and slaughter.
The images of dogs slaughter images of the ‘animal bazaar’ blew up on social media platforms starting a huge uproar for animal rights. Temjen Toy wrote on twitter, “The state government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dogs market and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked. We appreciate the wise decision taken by the State’s Cabinet.
On a letter written by FIAPO legal manager Varnika Singh to the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, she said, “We are writing with deep concern, shock and horror at recent images that have emerged from ‘animal bazaar’ markets in Dimapur where dogs are seen in terrified conditions, tied up in sacks, waiting at a wet market, for their illegal slaughter, trade and consumption as meat”.
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It is such an alarming situation for the activists of Animal rights. Dogs from many places have been illegally transported across the state borders of West Bengal and Assam to Nagaland for their consumption by the Humans. Although consumption of dog meat comes under the illegal activities by the Central law it is still carried out in northeastern states like Nagaland as a vital part of their tradition. Apart from tradition, it is also believed that dog meat is rich in nutrients and contains a very high medicinal value.
Maneka Gandhi, an Animal rights activist urged the citizens to be ‘bearers of change’ and also urged them to protest in a civilized manner to the Chief Secretary of state Mr. Temjan Toy and ask the police to stop the barbaric dog bazaars and restaurants, that run abated in Nagaland and other parts of the Northeast.
Unconditional love, support, protest, and endless campaign have been launched by many dog lovers and animal activists for years to put an end to the horrifying dog meat trade over some particular areas of the country. According to the factual data, every year, more than 30,000 stray and stolen dogs are slaughtered for human consumption in India.