Two Booked for Dislocating and Killing Stray Dogs
under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, population of strays cannot be dislocated.
In a recent incident Ghaziabad police has book two residents of Amprapali village for allegedly killing and dislocating stray dogs. As per the report Deepak Kumar, Resident Welfare Association (RWA) president, and Swaroop Bhattacharya, a resident of Amrapali Village in Indirapuram, under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, for the alleged killing of a stray dog and dislocation of other strays in the society area on Sunday, February 24.
According to the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, population of strays and spread of rabies may be controlled by sterilization and immunization, and do not provide for dislocation and killing of the dogs. The government had notified these Rules, and the Supreme Court has ordered their nationwide implementation.
Though, this task did not turn out to be an easy one. Animal rights activists received constant threats from the residents and initially police also ignored their calls as the dislocation was happening, when they tried to stop them.
Definition of Territory
The dog is born there. It is its home. If it steps out of its territory, it will be attacked by other dogs. So, the area that the dog roams around in is its territory. Local authorities are supposed to ensure stray dogs which are sterilised are identified in a way which allows them to be returned to their territory.
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