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Ban on import & sale of dog meat in the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/20/2020 10:00:31 AM IST

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has enacted the Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 and the Food Safety & Standards (Food Products standards and Food Addictives) Regulation 2011, to regulate the safety of food articles safe for human consumption. 

According to DIPR report, in consonance with the provision of the Food Safety & Standards Act and regulation, the commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dine in restaurants are banned with immediate effect. 
Any person found violating this order shall be liable to be punished under section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 and section 11 of the prevention of cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. 

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