#ABC for #Bangalore -City urgently needs fast, efficient Animal Birth Control
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THIS AFFECTS YOU! Also innocent children & puppies..so please help our beloved Bangalore be responsible & humane.
Bangalore's population is now 120 lacs, & dogs have increased to nearly 3 lacs - but shockingly, instead of doubling the ABC/sterilization Centers, our state has inversely REDUCED from the mandatory 10 to just 2 ABC Centers i.e CUPA, Koramangala & Sarvodaya , Queens Road. This is gross dereliction on the part of the BBMP & Animal Husbandry Department whose primary city charter is ABC & ARV. The ABC (Animal Birth Control) centers are stretched to capacity and due to low ABC, dogs multiply & helpless puppies & female dogs bear the brunt of anger, abuse & torture . The Indian Constitution mandates kindness to animals and mandatory ABC for street/community dogs. This is reiterated & enforced by the Supreme Court. At some point, it is also the humans who may have to suffer due to rabies, bites etc., so why are we allowing this to happen?
Public & Animal Lovers are forced to bring street dogs for sterilization or do it at their own cost even though it is the BBMP Animal Husbandry Department's primary duty to ensure a robust & sustainable ABC program for the health of the city, residents and dogs. An unconcerned BBMP seems to be callously waiting for a situation of complete breakdown , after which perhaps they would push for a culling solution like Kerala criminally has - a shame on the golden state of Karnataka.
While the whole ecosystem needs addressing, right now we understand that the centrally located , heritage Queens Veterinary Hospital where ABC NGO Sarvodaya is housed , is being demolished to make way apparently for a multistory , specialty Vet hospital (no details available). Where will Sarvodaya go then, and how will the ABC happen, where will the public bring or collect the dogs for sterilization. The lack of vision in demolition and relocation of Sarvodaya without a Plan B is a classic example of BBMP's rampant unconcern and disrespect for this serious issue in Bangalore, voiceless animals as well as to the public it serves.
There are old heritage buildings which are being demolished and a tree mapping done last month shows 92 old trees of various heights and girth in the property , which should NOT be touched.
Our demand as Bangalore citizens :
- Sarvodaya remains centrally located to cater to Bangalore dog population& is additionally strengthened with kennels & one more ambulance for pick up
- ABC Centers to go up to a minimum of 10 in Bangalore with catching and kennel facilities
- Two additional Shelters for rescue & care be put up
- Strong ABC experienced people like Dr Peeran et al be brought in as Advisor to ensure that ABC numbers increase.
- At least 5 Mobile ABC Ambulances be brought in to cover each ward on weekends.
- More intern vets put on to ABC program
- Accountability for ABC numbers etc to be shared with public on a monthly basis
- Details of the Vet Hospital & facilities to be shared to the public & animal lovers
- Greater transparency on ABC , rescue and collaboration with public. Monthly meetings and updates on progress , statistics with stakeholders.
- BBMP ensuring prompt payments and easing logistics to ABC NGOs. Their current apathy is shocking, and the fact that they even gone so far as to ask an NGO for a bribe, is even more so.
- Strict punishment and fines introduced for erring ABC officials who do not make the program a success and support it fully. They MUST be heldaccountable
- Cross department training for Animal Husbandry, BBMP and NGOs so they are able to understand each others situations and objectives , and help each other WIN, instead of tripping each other up , at the expense of the poor dogs. There is clear antagonism & apathy on the program
- Information dissemination, trainings & open discussions with public so they know the responsible and humane action to take .
- Proper census on pet and street dogs to be held
http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others//articleshow/54199858.cms SUCCESS RATE OF ABC PROGRAMME with Year & Operations 2013: 52,524, 2014: 30,410, 2015: 35,261, 2016: 952 Shocking !
It requires WILL, and Government & Citizen Intervention. Time is SHORT. PLEASE DO IT NOW.
(Pic Credit : Grass Root Films/Wunderbar Films )
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