Imphal: Manipur animal rights organizations announced an award of Rs. 60,000. People providing information on two individuals who killed dogs in Thoubal district of Manipur will be awarded.

The Manipur Dog Lovers’ Club and the Yening Animal Foundation announced the amount of the informant prize on Tuesday. The two groups have launched a campaign to raise awareness of animal rights and seek justice for the murders.

“Two men on bicycles killed the dog, Mylo, in Wangjing Lamding Cherapura and took his remains. The dog belonged to a resident, Longjam Anandkumar, ”indicates a report published by the organizations.

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“If necessary, members of the group would submit a memorandum to the government demanding justice regarding the killing of dogs and ask it to investigate animal cruelty,” the report continued.

Previously, under the government of Meghalaya, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Care declared an order registered on September 9, 2021, calling for a ban on all kinds of killing of dogs.

The ordinance declared the slaughter of stray dogs or trained dogs a criminal offense under sections 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code and section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to People Act 1960. animals.

Additionally, killing dogs for meat violates the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

Therefore, the slaughter of stray dogs or trained dogs and the slaughter of dogs for meat is prohibited in Meghalaya. Anyone who violates this decree will be punished by the law.

The Meghalaya government shared the order on its official Twitter account. The tweet read: “#Banned for slaughtering stray dogs or trained dogs and slaughtering dogs for meat in Meghalaya State.”

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