‘Ban on slaughter, sale of dog meat in Nagaland needed under FSS Act and Regulation’
Dimapur, July 20 (EMN): The ban on slaughter and sale of dog meat in Nagaland was necessary for strict compliance of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act 2006 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products standards and Food Addictives) Regulation 2011 which were enacted by the Central Government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to regulate the safety of food articles safe for human consumption, informed an update by DIPR on Monday.
It said the statement was issued in pursuance to the approval of the cabinet vide memorandum No.CAB-2/2013, dated 4/07/2020.
According to the FSSAI Regulations 2011, the slaughter of animals other than those belonging to the species like ovines, caprines, suillines and bovines including poultry and fish is not permissible. In consonance with this provision, commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets; commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dine in restaurants were banned with immediate effect, said the update.
“Any person found violating this order shall be liable to be punished under section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 and section 11 of the prevention of cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and any such other provisions of law as may be applicable. This shall be enforced by the district administration, police, municipal administration, and the Veterinary clinic and Animal Husbandry department severally as well as jointly,” the update read.