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Finally, Some Good News! Nagaland Bans The Consumption & Sale of Dog Meat

Finally, Some Good News! Nagaland Bans The Consumption & Sale of Dog Meat

Among certain Tibeto-Burman communities, dog meat is considered to be a delicacy. Until this year, some states of Northeast India such as Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland, still consumed dog meat. This March, the Government of Mizoram passed the Animal Slaughter Bill 2020 that not only prohibits the consumption of dog meat but also bans dogs being slaughtered in the state. 

Three months after, on the 3rd of July, the Government of Nagaland too banned the consumption and trading of dog meat in the state. 

Nagaland Bans The Consumption & Sale of Dog Meat


Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Temjen Troy, took to Twitter to confirm the news. He also tagged the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphieu Rio, and Animal Rights Activist, Maneka Gandhi in his tweet. Here, take a look.

Before the ban came into existence, dog lovers in Nagaland launched a campaign to protest and end Nagaland’s dog meat trade business for good. In fact, Pritish Nandy, a journalist and former parliamentarian, cooked up quite a storm on Twitter urging his followers to send the Government of Nagaland an email to ban dog markets, dog restaurants and smuggling of dogs into the state. 

He posted this Tweet on the 1st of July, 2020. Little did he know, that the Government of Nagaland would take action and ban the consumption and trade of dog meat in the state on 3rd of July. Many netizens applauded the governments move and were all praise for it on Twitter. 

Twitter Reacts To The Bold Move Made By The Government of Nagaland

Under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, killing of dog meat is considered illegal. Also, according to the Food Safety & Standards Regulation, 2011, dogs and cats are not to be slaughtered for food.

Featured Image: Twitter

04 Jul 2020

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