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Stray dog menace: Are ‘dog lovers’ being funded by anti-rabies vaccine lobby?

In a recent revelation, Biju Prabhakar IAS, former collector of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, has alleged that around Rs 2,800 crore-worth anti-rabies vaccine and rabies immune globulin are being sold in the country and the companies that produce these vaccines are funding the so-called NGOs to fight against killing of stray dogs
Dog been given vaccination : Pix for representational purposes only

Why is stray dog menace not being taken into consideration by the higher authorities even after so many grievous incidents across the country? Why are unrealistic and unacceptable remedies been put forward by the government?

Why don’t the so-called ‘dog lovers’ or animal welfare NGOs take some of these stray dogs to their own homes and why such hue and cry for dogs only, not for other animals like cattle, poultry etc?

Why not chicken, goat , cows etc… All these animals are used for food, but still not exempted from killing.

In a recent revelation, Biju Prabhakar IAS, former collector of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, has alleged that around Rs 2,800 crore-worth anti-rabies vaccine and rabies immune globulin are being sold in the country and the companies that produce these vaccines are funding the so-called NGOs to fight against killing of stray dogs.

Recently a 65-year-old woman was mauled to death by several stray dogs in Thiruvananthapuram. The municipal corporation decided to kill stray dogs, a decision welcomed by all, and it was in this scenario that Union Minister Maneka Gandhi opposed the decision by citing that killing is not a solution, rather sterilisation is the right procedure. Even Prashant Bhushan, a renowned Supreme Court lawyer, has come with the argument that he would file a case against the people who give orders to kill stray dogs on the ground of not abiding by the Supreme Court rule that one should not kill animals.

Why are always high-profile lawyers like Prashant Bhushan, Gopal Subramanian etc whose one sitting fees ranges Rs.5-10 lakh, always fighting against the killing of stray dogs. How are their fees being paid? Is the fee also funded by the anti-rabies lobbies.

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