New Delhi: The commercial import and trade of dog meat – cooked and uncooked – and dog markets has been banned in Nagaland, the state government issued an advisory on Friday, after shocking images of the ‘animal bazaar’ blew up on social media platforms starting a huge uproar for animal rights. Also Read - Dogs Illegally Being Transported to Nagaland to Be Sold As Meat, Enraged Twitter Says 'Stop This Brutality'
The Nagaland government took the decision after the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) urged the state to take immediate action by enforcing stringent animal welfare laws against animal abuse and slaughter. Also Read - This State in Northeast Doesn’t Have Plan to Extend Lockdown | Know Here Why
The State Government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked. Appreciate the wise decision taken by the State’s Cabinet @Manekagandhibjp @Neiphiu_Rio Also Read - Lockdown Extension News: Nagaland Extends Lockdown Till July 15, Inter-state Borders to Remain Sealed