In response to an increase in dog bite incidences, animal rights activists organised a peaceful demonstration at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Saturday. They were protesting the arbitrary culling of street dogs in Kerala.
The campaigners claimed that even though the case was still pending and the Supreme Court had issued rulings protecting street canines from damage, dogs were still being ruthlessly killed in the southern state and other regions of the nation.
They claimed that the Supreme Court had ruled against removing street dogs from their current homes, a practise that is common throughout much of the nation.
There were many youngsters and young people at the protest location holding signs that stated, ‘there is no excuse to animal abuse’ and “In loving memory of all the lives lost to human cruelty, greed, neglect, intolerance, and brutality.”
The campaigners shared a list of cases involving animal cruelty and claimed that more than 1,000 dogs, including pets, had been poisoned, beaten to death with iron rods and sticks, hanged by the neck, burned, and buried alive in Kerala. Over 100 street dogs from Bellary in Karnataka, whose legs and lips were bound with metal wires, were dumped into the forest. In the Karnataka city of Belgaum, 60 more street canines were beaten, shackled, and dumped outside the city limits.
The Patil Medical College beat and took away around 25 dogs and puppies in Bijapur, Karnataka.
In order to sterilise and immunise street dogs, the demonstrators called for the urgent nationwide application of the Animal Birth Control Rules, 2001. They also urged support for the campaign from the general public.
They also demanded that law enforcement officials, such as the police and panchayat personnel, receive the proper sensitivity training. They also pushed for the study of animal welfare in the classroom.
Along with it, promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to stop illegal dog breeding and sales.