We have an extremely poor system of garbage disposal in most of the cities. Open dumps are abundant in our cities across India. These dumps become feeding grounds for the dogs. Due to their size, dogs hardly have any predators to be scared of (unless you live in places frequented by leopards). Which means that if there is no intervention, the population keep growing and at a certain point for the people in any area it sometimes becomes torture to stay with any stray dog.
Talking about the recent incident, authorities in Telangana’s Nalgonda district are probing an incident in which 50 dogs were poisoned allegedly on the orders of the village head.
The stray dogs were on Wednesday found dead in Telladeverapalli village after some people poisoned them. They were suspected to be killed a day earlier. The bodies were taken in a truck and dumped at an irrigation project site near the village.
Village sarpanch Papa Nayak had reportedly ordered poisoning of dogs after locals complained about the dog menace. He had also received complaints of the street dogs attacking some people.
In another incident in Siddipet district, four municipal employees were suspended for their alleged involvement in the poisoning of over 70 dogs last month. The action came after former Union Minister and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi intervened in the matter on an appeal by some people.
Update! ACTION TAKEN ON TELANGANA CASE: 78 DOGS were mass culled in SIDDIPET, Telangana. As soon as we were informed, an FIR was filed. After persistant efforts, an order by the District Collector confirms the suspension of four officials from the Siddipet Municipality. pic.twitter.com/AUFVzZoOeB— Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) June 25, 2019
However, the police also registered a case against them for cruelty to the animals. This is a disgrace to our humanity where we have to choose this kind of step to get ride of unspoken animals.