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There was a mass dog cull in Kashmir & the same has been suspended but why innocent dogs were killed before this suspension ?????. There are so many other methods to adopt like anti rabies vaccination, sterilization etc., hence we all request to treat PIL

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Saturday March 8, 2008, 8:37 am
Srinagar, Mar 7: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has shelved its planned drive to poison all dogs in the city, a day after its officials announced the campaign.
The SMC commissioner, Syed Haq Nawaz, on Friday said that they were not going ahead with the drive. “We have got offers from various NGOs for scientific sterilization of dogs,” he told Greater Kashmir.
The SMC, he said, was expecting a team from Government of India’s Ministry of Environment. “Once we chalk out a plan, we’ll be informing the media,” Haq Nawaz said.
The drive, according to SMC officials, has been shelved in the wake of severe criticism from the animal rights activists, who termed poisoning dogs as an extreme step.
The health officer, Dr Reyaz Ahmad, who on Thursday said the Corporation was starting a drive to poison all the dogs in the city, today said they intended to kill only the rabid dogs. “For rest, we’ll be controlling the dog population by going for scientific sterilization,” he said in a statement.
Dr Reyaz said NGOs like the Animal Welfare Board and departments like Animal Husbandry had offered help for the sterilization.
Animal rights activists have welcomed the decision not to poison the dogs.
Javaid Iqbal Shah, vice president of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said the society can offer help to SMC in eradicating the dog menace if its authorities cooperate.
Shan had Saturday threatened to file a case against the SMC in the high court, as the poisoning of dogs was against the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Poisonous Substances Act, and Municipal Act.
“The government needs to create awareness among people about the types of dogs. All dogs are not rabid,” he said.
The SMC, Shah added, should improve its sold waste management and the sanitary conditions in the city.

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