A shocking report of canine cruelty has come to the fore in Kerala where 20 dogs were allegedly strangulated to death, a media report said. This came after the Supreme Court had on October 4 taken strong note of photographs of street dogs being beaten to death in Kerala by politicians and other people and asked the state government to file its response within three weeks along with details of action taken on the offenders.
Activists have alleged that the Kerala state government was playing a mute spectator. There has been a debate over whether compassion should be shown to stray dogs or not! But these animals should not be allowed to become a menace to society and a balance needs to be created to deal with such situations.
The court then said it will be an obligation of the state government that orders of the apex court are followed “scrupulously” and there is no public demonstration in the manner in which the photographs depict. The bench also granted time to the Centre to file its response within six weeks on the module dealing with aspects ‘Implementation Framework for street dog population management, rabies eradication and reducing man-dog conflict’ filed by Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).
Recently, there were reports that a group of people have come forward with discounts on air guns, aiming to put an end to the stray dogs menace in Kerala.
A 65-year-old woman was mauled to death by a large pack of stray dogs in August on a suburban beach at Kanjiramkulam.