Safety of kids, senior citizens and people in general from menace of stray dogs
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India has 30 million stray dogs population as per a BBC report.The no. of animal attacks/deaths in India is more than those dying in terrorist attacks. While it has been rightly observed by the judiciary that every one has the right to live, the animal welfare board and local self governments have failed miserably in this endeavour even with support of the government and NGOs etc. The Animal welfare groups have now started to threaten common people through law as well as are endangering life of common man by feeding stray dogs at will and anywhere. Some observations have been made by Delhi high court in the ongoing case of OmPrakash saini, but no provision of penalty/fine has been considered for errant persons. This irresponsible feeding enables enables luring of stray dogs to new human iinhabited areas endangering life of humans there.
The law prohibits one to relocate the canine to areas uninhabited areas even if the canine/animals repeatedly attack or bite humans. Kids, females and senior citizens are soft targets for these animals who hunt in packs. It is even difficult for an adult man to save oneself from attack by 2-3 dogs. As per law if a human being causes cruelty to animal, the person can be penalized under several sections, however if a dog bites/ attacks humans (kids/senior citizens/ females etc), the victim is considered to have the responsibility for having been bitten by animals. This becomes more painful and traumatic in incidences of death due to such bites. Further with each bite one exposes human race to be exposed to rabies virus more frequently. Although antirabies vaccienes are available no histopathological studies on changes incurred in humans done by collecting data over a long period of time are avaible readily. In view of this the law for cruelty to animals should be revisited and the animals be allowed to relocate in areas far from human inhabitance where these animals also feel secure along with the humans.
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