Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rabid stray dogs can be killed, says HC

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed the state government to take strict steps to curb stray dogs in the state. The court said the local bodies can take steps for it.

Stray dogs should be curbed according to the rules and act of the union animal husbandry department. As per clause 7, 8 and 9, rabid dogs can be killed. The court also said dogs suffering from various types of disabilities due to illnesses can be killed. The government should find means to rehabilitate dogs being a threat to the people. The court also directed to provide financial aid to local bodies for culling dogs.

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