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Student union shot dead 8 dogs in Mon district over failure to vaccinate

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: May 20, 2021 7:03 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, May 20 (EMN):
The student union of Nokzang village in Mon district allegedly shot dead eight dogs belonging to eight families from the village for failing to vaccinate the canines.

The incident, which reportedly took place on May 17, came to light after it was shared on social media.

As per sources, the dogs were allegedly shot dead by the Nokzang Students’ Union after the owners failed to vaccinate their pets.

“The students’ union on May 17 allegedly shot dead eight pet dogs belonging to eight families and charged them a fine of INR 500 for disobeying (its directive) and also sold the dog meat,” sources said.

The student union was said to have written a notice on May 8 (as per the notice) warning that ‘action would be taken against the dogs that were not vaccinated’, but it was reportedly sent out only on May 16 via WhatsApp. 

In the letter, the student union had directed all the dog owners to vaccinate their pets before May 15, failing which they warned would initiate action.

Meanwhile, a source from Nokzang village claimed that the ‘infected’ dogs were shot dead after they started attacking cattle.

Fearing that it might spread to other cattle in the village and put the children in danger, the union had given out orders to the pet owners who had failed to vaccinate their dogs on a vaccination drive held on May 1, said the source.

“Since the village is in the border with no proper road connectivity and accessibility to proper medical facilities, the student union could not risk the lives of their cattle and children, especially during this time of pandemic. So they were compelled to take this action to those dogs who were not vaccinated,” the source added.

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: May 20, 2021 7:03:35 pm