The Nagaland government has banned the import and sale of dogs and its meat in the state. For some time, some organizations were raising voice to ban the sale of dog meat. After this, the Government of Nagaland has taken this step on Friday.
Let the state of Nagaland take this decision after an appeal from the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization (FIAPO). Regarding this, FIAPO executive director Varada Mehrotra said that recently our senses were blown away when many dogs came to Dimapur (Nagaland’s commercial center) to be sold in bags. They were being brutally locked in sacks and taken to the slaughterhouse.
Before this, we have been voicing many times about the smuggling of dogs and the cruelty that happens to them, but despite this, smuggling of stolen dogs continued. Since 2016, we had asked the government to ban the sale of dog meat, after which the Nagaland government has now taken this decision.
Significantly, they have been smuggled for the meat of dogs. Stray dogs have treated cruelty by catching them. The dog meat market extends to Assam and West Bengal besides Nagaland. Experts say that a dog caught for Rs 50 in Assam is sold for up to Rs 1000 in the wholesale meat market in Nagaland.
In Nagaland, dog meat sells for up to Rs 200 per kg. That is, people earn up to 2 thousand rupees here on a dog. Due to this, the smuggling of dogs was started on a large scale.