Theme :-

  • On January 18th, 2017, Supreme Court reacted negatively to petitioner asking for totally destroying stray dogs across India and said that “Stray dogs too have a right to live“.

In Favor :-

  • A lot of dog bite incidents are being reported across India.
  • Roughly 36% of the world’s rabies deaths occur in India each year, according to World Health Organization (WHO).
  • If stray dogs are not killed, their population will keep on increasing causing more danger to humans, especially to children.
  • Stray dogs are often carriers of diseases because of the lack of care.
  • Stray dogs’ feces and barks are decreasing the qualify of life for people in cities.

Against :-

  • There are alternatives to killing stray animals. Sterilization and culling instead of killing them can solve the problem.
  • Animal rights activists say that dog bites are the consequence of the pathetic conditions stray animals live in and the rise of cruelty against them.
  • Dog bites are turning into dangerous because of the failure of Municipal Corporations to vaccinate stray dogs.

Situation in India :-

  • India has more than 3 crore stray dogs as of 2017.
  • More than one lakh people have been bitten by dogs in 2015-16 in Kerala alone.
  • India has a law ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960‘ against killing of stray dogs.
  • India like many other countries follow spaying and neutering to control stray dog population.
  • Many Indians, who are suffering from street dog menace are requesting for mass killing of stray dogs.

Situation in other countries :-

  • USA has strict laws on animal welfare. Those who are cruel to dogs can face criminal charges.
  • France could eradicate Rabies by strict vaccination requirement laws.
  • Many countries are euthanizing unadoptable stray dogs because of the lack of space in animal shelters.
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Best practices worldwide :-

  • Spaying and neutering of stray animals, i.e sterilization is considered as the best method to reduce the rapid growth of stray animals.
  • Though dog breeding is a big business, people are now preferring to adopt street dogs instead of encouraging dog breeders.
  • Many countries have animal shelters that run on government funds.

Conclusion :-

It’s true that street dogs pose threat for many people and especially children, who have street dogs in their close vicinity. This needs to be addressed. But instead of choosing the method of killing, supporting sterilization method will greatly reduce the problem. And the mass vaccination programs of stray animals by government will further decrease the problem. However, in some cases selecting killing of stray dogs is inevitable.

Afterwords :- Do you think killing stray animals will solve the street dog menace? Express your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • AMANPREET KAUR, Jun 9, 2023 @ 7:11 pm Reply

    NO, i don’t think stray dogs will kill. because their also have their own life. no doubt stray dogs are dangerous for children or people but that is the not a solution of this problem that stray dogs will killing.
    we should inform about this problem to government. they provide them shelter and also proper take care of them and also protect to the people from the this problem.

  • khushi, Jun 7, 2022 @ 4:13 pm Reply

    sterilisation and vaccination is the only solution.

  • Lloyd, Jan 10, 2021 @ 8:02 am Reply

    I’m a resident of Fatorda. I’ve been living here since 40 years, and I’ve seen the changes happening here over that time. I know there used to be culling of stray dogs to reduce the disease, accidents and nuisance they caused in my younger days.
    Ever since that has been banned due to the court order which was initiated by PETA, there are so many strays roaming on roads, breeding past anyones control, defecating in public places, causing a nuisance in public places and parks, and having all kinds of skin, open wounds with maggots and emaciated pups.
    How is keeping them on the roads as strays in this condition ethical and humane? Clearly PETA nor the other organisations have no funds to catch, and sterilise all strays, nor impound them. What about the disease and mange they carry around, not to mention the accidents caused by them crossing roads.
    PETA has to think before applying practices of ethics in india, that there is an alternate solution, and not just wash their hands of it and let someone else deal with this problem.
    The developed countries collect all strays, impound them, take care of them, put them up for adoption, if they’re not adopted they’re put to sleep, in a certain number of weeks, since they cannot bear the costs.
    There are not left out on roads as strays again. The purpose is to reduce strays and with it, the other problems they cause.
    If PETA or other private organisations, don’t have the funds, which they clearly don’t, and can’t tackle this problem, they should step out and let the municipal bodies do the job they were doing earlier.
    It’s about time to take responsibility for what they have done.
    A concerned citizen,
    Lloyd Simoes

    • Christian, Apr 27, 2022 @ 7:10 am Reply

      No, because there are many ways to solve that problem,which is the Government create a facility or the program that focuses on animals welfare development.And also Dog is like a human, They have life and family and we need to help them instead of killing them.

  • Tinku Paul, Oct 2, 2020 @ 7:14 am Reply

    According to me stray animals should not be killed but municipal corporation has to take care of stray animals for sterilization then it can’t breed rapidly and as well as vaccination. Sometimes we hard pedestrian get afraid because of dog bite. We know it’s create very much problem of dog bite , people has to suffer a lot . But sometimes we hear night time dog barks beside my house or beside road when they see unknown peoples are on the road then atleast nearby area people can alert because night time a group of stray dogs are there so bad people like thieves get afraid they know the area group of stray dogs are there. So it should not kill but corporation should take care , many animal lovers are there they distributed the food for stray dogs.

  • Gowtham, Feb 19, 2020 @ 3:06 pm Reply

    All living things have their equal rights in maintaining bio diversity. As we know Stray dogs has an important role in dilution of food waste.
    By adopting culling we can reduce the numbers on the roads.

  • Kawal jeet singh, Jul 26, 2019 @ 5:34 pm Reply

    Idea to leave dogs in forest is good but who will implement it.

  • D.Harsha vardhan, Jul 9, 2018 @ 5:54 pm Reply

    Stray dogs have right to live. I suggest to the government to collect stray dogs and leave them in forests

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