‘Dog mafia eyes sterilization goldmine’
Srinagar: The ‘dog mafia’ which allegedly eyes to grab the million dollar canine sterilization project is understood to have started lobbying in their circles to pretend that the stray packs were being ill treated in the City.
The mafia, including some dog rights activist from Kashmir, believed to be stationed outside, have been uploading on internet allegedly morphed videos that the rights of dogs were being violated.
Some such videos, which have been doing rounds on the internet, show that dogs were being given little feed by the people making them starve to death.
Experts believe that if government is made to understand that stray dogs were being ill treated, there would be a need to go for their sterilization on massive scale, which is just not possible without the role of NGOs.
“If the government is convinced that the dogs are being ill treated, the sterilization work will have to be leased out to private agencies where monitoring will be difficult. But this is how the vested interests want to grab the lucrative business,” said a senior official in Housing and Urban Development Department requesting not to be named.
But then why Srinagar is being seen as a goldmine for dog sterilization? This, as per observers, seems to have a simple logic that the City houses a record number of dogs. While the general perception is that over one lakh dogs are on prowl, the government says the accurate number is 91,110.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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