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Village Head orders poisoning of 50 stray dogs in Telangana

Mass murder of stray Dogs continues across cities in India and it is really scary. Earlier, Telangana came under fire for the mass murder of hundreds of stray dogs as the poor creatures were killed by poisoning and were dumped in landfill in Siddipet district after which four Municipal employees were arrested.

In a recent incident in Telangana’s Nalgonda district in Telladevarapalli village, as many as 50 stray dogs were reportedly poisoned. As per IANS report, this shocking incident from Telangana came to view soon after the village sarpanch Papa Nayak ordered the poisoning of 50 dogs.

It has been learnt that the bodies of the dead dogs were taken in a truck and dumped at the Nakkala Gandi water project site.

Village sarpanch Papa Nayak reportedly ordered the poisoning of dogs after locals in the area had complained about the dog menace. He had also received many complaints of the street dogs attacking some people.

District collector Gaurav Uppal ordered an investigation to the incident and described that action would be taken against those found guilty.

She said, “I was shocked to find all my dogs gone. They were not aggressive and never created any menace. If people complained, they should have exercised animal birth control instead of injecting poison into them,” as quoted by The New Indian Express.

Soon as the news became viral, a team of activists gathered on the spot only to accumulate some evidence and lodge a complaint. Under the Prevention of Cruelty against animal Act and section 428 and 429 of IPC an FIR was lodged against unknown persons.

“We filed a complaint on Saturday night and an FIR was booked. Considering evidence is crucial for conviction in such cases we went to look for the carcasses on Sunday morning and found them in the dump yard near Busaram forest. Just 30 minutes into the inquiry, we saw them bringing in a new batch of dead dogs in municipality vehicle,” said an animal activist, Teja P, as quoted by The New Indian Express.

Life has not been real good for stray dogs, because intentional animal cruelty keeps threatening the speechless creatures, day in and day out. But sadly, the concerned authorities are least bothered to stop the mass killing of dogs.

Stray dogs don’t trouble you and do not ask you for anything in return but will remain loyal to you when you would just toss a crunchy biscuit at them. It is a proven fact that stray dogs collectively can give real-time protection to all the houses at night. With many more advantages, that they can offer to us, it is really disheartening to see such living creatures being poisoned by unknown people at the worst scene.

Despite the fact that the animal rights activists continue to fight for the welfare of animals, the stray dogs are being poisoned to death quite often, which is totally unacceptable by any means. This goes to show that something is really wrong in the cities across the country and the necessary action has to be taken in a bid to prevent the mass killing of dogs.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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