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Manipur: Reward of Rs 60,000 announced for dog killers’ information

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A cash reward of 60,000 was announced by the Manipur Dog Lovers’ Club and Yening Animal Foundation for information on 2 persons who had killed a dog in Thoubal district on Sunday. 

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On Tuesday, both clubs launched a poster campaign seeking justice for animals.

A statement released by the club said, 2 bike-borne men killed the dog, Mylo, at Wangjing Lamding Cherapura and its carcass was taken away.

“The dog belonged to a local resident, Longjam Anandkumar,” said a statement issued by the groups.

Urged Manipur government to check against animal cruelty

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However, the members stated if needed they would submit a memorandum to the government wanting justice for the dog and also urged the government to check cruelty against animals.

Police rescued altogether 48 dogs last month, all were filled inside cages and in a mini-truck they were being transported, in Kakching district.

However, 2 dogs were found dead later.

The helper and driver were imprisoned under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

Law against killing of dogs

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Earlier, an issue was ordered dated September 9, 2021, calling for a ban on all kinds of the killing of dogs by the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department under the Meghalaya government.

However, the order states that the killing of stray dogs or domesticated dog is a punishable offence under Section 428 and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. 

Moreover, killing of dogs for meat is a violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011.

Therefore, the killing of stray dogs or domesticated dogs and slaughtering of dogs for meat is prohibited in the state of Meghalaya.


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