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Mizoram Takes Its First Step Towards Ending Dog Meat Trade


Mizoram Takes Its First Step Towards Ending Dog Meat Trade |

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Mizoram has taken its first steps towards ending its dog meat trade. This was done by changing the Mizoram Animal Slaughter Act 2013.

In the new amendment, dogs were removed from the definition of animals that are suitable for being slaughtered.

However, animal rights activists believe that Mizoram should do more and stop the sale and consumption of dog meat so the coronavirus doesn’t spread.

The Humane Society International (HSI), India welcomed what the Mizoram Assembly did but urged them to put an end to the sale and consumption of dog meat.

“This comes at a time when the world is facing a pandemic believed to have been caused by the trade in wild animals for consumption. In Mizoram, we have witnessed dogs and other animals being transported and slaughtered in horrific conditions, violating India’s health regulations” Alokparna Sengupta, managing director of HSI/India said.

ُUnder India’s food safety regulation, the consumption of dogs was prohibited; however, the regulation was poorly enforced where thousands of dogs each year are stolen from homes, captured from the streets, put into gunny bags with their mouth tied and stitched, and transported to Mizoram districts.

This cruel practice of transporting and killing of dogs violates provisions made by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the Indian Penal Code, and Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSAI) regulations

HSI/India has been fighting to end dog meat trade in Mizoram since 2016.

“This is a very welcome and much-needed move by the Legislative Assembly to remove dogs from the definition of animals for slaughter. We hope that this law will now ensure an end to dog slaughter in Mizoram, but in order to shut down the trade completely, we urge the Government of Mizoram to take action to ban the sale and consumption of dog meat too.” Alokparna Sengupta, managing director, HSI/India said

Even though it is a positive step to end the slaughtering of dogs but still, Mizoram has a long way to go to end this cruel dog meat trade.

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