State govt orders total ban on dog meat, trade

Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/3/2020 1:46:52 PM IST

In a significant move that would bring much joy to dog lovers but dismay from dog meat lovers; the state cabinet Friday banned commercial import and trading of dogs, dog markets and sale of dogs in the State. 

Informing this to Nagaland Post, High Powered Committee (HPC) spokesperson and adviser Mmhonlumo Kikon said the decision was taken in response to a letter written months back by Maneka Gandhi BJP MP and former union minister. He said the decision was kept pending due to the current pandemic.

State chief secretary Temjen Toy, in a tweet, also announced the ban on commercial import and trading of dogs, dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked.

Mokokchung police file case: Meanwhile, Mokokchung police has filed a suo-moto case at Mangkolemba police station over reports about a shoot-at-sight incident of a dog that reportedly took place at Changki village. In a press note, SP Mokokchung Vishal said police arrested those involved in the alleged shooting incident. SP said it was a clear violation of the DC’s order that warned of legal action against any village authorities, wards, individuals/group acting in contravention to Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act. 

Further, the SP disclosed a 12 Bore SSBL was used to shoot the dog and a the arm and the empty shell were seized and under police custody for further investigation.


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