Animal rights group FIAPO had written to the Nagaland state authorities urging it to impose a ban on the slaughter of canines

Nagaland authorities has determined to ban industrial import and buying and selling of canines and canine markets in addition to sale of canine meat within the state.

State chief secretary Temjen Toy introduced the choice on Twitter on Friday. “The State government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked. Appreciate the wise decision taken by the State’s Cabinet @Manekagandhibjp @Neiphiu_Rio,” Toy wrote.

According to a report in The New Indian Express, the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisation (FIAPO) had urged the state government to impose a ban on the slaughter of canines and implement the stringent animal welfare legal guidelines.

The report cited a letter that FIAPO authorized supervisor Varnika Singh wrote to Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio the place she spoke about current pictures that emerged from an “animal bazaar” in Dimapur the place canines have been seen tied up in sacks, “waiting at a wet market, for their illegal slaughter, trade and consumption as meat”.

Politician and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi too had known as for a protest towards the merciless method through which canines have been being handled within the state and urged police to assist cease the smuggling of the companion animals.

The choice for the ban additionally comes after former Rajya Sabha MP Pritish Nandy urged his followers on Twitter to boost their voices towards sale of canine meat.

Sharing harrowing pictures of canines tied up in sacks, he had written, “This is urgent. You can help make history by sending an email tonight to [email protected], saying Nagaland must stop dog markets, dog restaurants and smuggling of dogs into the state. Eating dog meat is inhuman, not just illegal. The issue comes before the cabinet tomorrow.”

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