NEW DELHI: Blasting Kerala for allowing barbarous illegal killing of street dogs, the Supreme Court today asked whether the State was celebrating the killing of dogs.
A recent incident in Kottayam wherein panchayat ward members with the help of hired dog killers had bludgeoned to death about 40 harmless street dogs and paraded their carcasses. The shocking incident had been heart-breaking for even the staunchest dog-hater.
The above strong comment was made by the Division bench comprising Justices U U Lalith and Deepak Mishra.
While arguing the case, Animal Welfare Board counsel had submitted before the court, the video and photographs of a few politicans killing dogs, including pregnant ones, and parading their carcasses. Reports that had appeared in the media were also presented before the court.
“When we see all this, we are forced to believe that the people in Kerala are celebrating by killing dogs. This will not be allowed. The Chief Secretary of Kerala should give an affidavit within three weeks, explaining the steps taken by the government to prevent such wanton, illegal killing and action taken against the culprits,” the Supreme Court ordered.