Rabid, aggressive stray dogs may be killed: All party meet

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015,21:58 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | An all-party meeting, which met here to discuss the stray dog menace in the State, reached a consensus to kill rabid and aggressive stray dogs that posed a threat to human beings.
The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, also recommended to implement  Animal Birth Control (ABC) measures and the Anti Rabies Vaccination in all the 14 districts.
A meeting of District Collectors, Ministers and the Chief Minister would be held immediately to take further steps to implement the decision.
It was reported that about 75,000 people were bitten by stray dogs in the last six months in Kerala. In 2014, the stray dog bite cases in the state were about 90,000.
The Chief Minister said steps would be taken to ensure supply of anti-rabies vaccine in the hospitals.
Government Chief Whip Unniyadan MLA, who raised the issue in the State Assembly as a submission a few days ago, said the claim of animal lovers that there were laws against the killing of stray dogs was not true.