A disturbing video went viral on Twitter on Saturday, where a group of workers was seen mercilessly dumping a heap of dead dogs into a truck. The video was shot by a girl, who could be seen sobbing white shooting and asking the workers why they killed the dogs. The workers are seen to be telling the girl that they have been asked by the municipality authorities to kill the dogs.
The video shows a total of 40 dead dogs that were killed by the workers on the order of Siddipet civic body to help curb the stray dog menace in the area.
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This is what all municipalities in #Telangana are doing to remove dogs.Complete violation of ABC rules. No dignity, no hygiene and not scientific. Mindless slaughter in #Siddipet @Collector_SDPT @arvindkumar_ias @TSMAUDOnline @Manekagandhibjp @peta @bluecrosshyd @amalaakkineni1 pic.twitter.com/BprnMLxLcg
— Donita Jose (@DonitaJose) June 22, 2019
“Of the 40 dogs dead, I regularly used to feed three dogs which belonged to our area. On Saturday morning, I couldn’t find any of the animals in the locality and that’s when one of the residents here told me that they saw workers picking dogs from around the area. I spotted the truck that was carrying the dead animals. They told me that were given permission by the civic body to do so. Is this how the authorities enforce birth control among animals? They didn’t even spare the little ones which were just a few months old,” said Sri Vidya, a member of the Compassionate Society for Animals (CSA).
The animal activists alleged that the workers were not wearing the municipality uniform and only had gloves for safety. They were only tasked with picking up the dogs that were already poisoned to death. Apart from 40 dead canines, the team found another 30 dead dogs dumped in the dump yard on Sunday morning. They were caught by the animal activists while dumping the dogs. Some of the canine bodies were sent for post-mortem and the results are awaited.
The video also shows the dogs simply being thrown into the ground one after the other at the dump yard.
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Update: (Trigger Warning) A team of activists from #Hyderabad have found the bodies discarded at local dump in #Siddipet with no hygienic procedure followed. A case has been booked under Prevention of cruelty against animal act @Pravall63315158 @Collector_SDPT @cpsiddipet pic.twitter.com/XyBOOjGe0L
— Donita Jose (@DonitaJose) June 23, 2019
Case Registered & Four Suspended
A case has been registered at the Siddipet police station. The news has been given to Siddipet collector who have suspended four staff members of the civic body.
“Yesterday evening we received a complaint from an organization Compassionate Society for Animals in Siddipet Town Police Station stating that the Siddipet Municipal Corporation has allegedly poisoned 40 stray dogs and buried them in the dump yard. We have registered a case under section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals Act. We are yet to recover the dead bodies of the stray dogs and further investigation is on,” said Joel Davis, Commissioner of Police Siddipet.
It was confirmed in the press note that municipal staff were involved in the poisoning of the dogs and district revenue officer has been appointed to investigate the case.
“Four Municipal Sanitation staff B Sathyanarayana, Sanitary Inspector, Shankar, Jawan, Sanitation Wing, Mallaiah, Jawan, Sanitation Wing and P Babu, Assistant, Sanitation Wing of Siddipet Municipality have been placed under suspension pending the detailed enquiry,” stated in the order issued by Siddipet District Collector Venkatrama Reddy
As per the Section 11(1)C of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, killing any animal (including stray dogs) by using the method of strychnine injections (poisoning) in the heart or in any other unnecessarily cruel manner is a cognizable offense and can attract a simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years or with a fine or both.
Source: ANI & News Minute
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