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In a extreme case of animal brutality, a video uploaded on Twitter showed a group of workers ruthlessly throwing the corpses of around 40 dogs in dump yard in Siddipet, Telangana.
The distressing video, uploaded by Twitter-user Vidya, who is from Siddipet, captures workers throwing 40 dead dogs, which were allegedly slaughtered on an order received by the Siddipet municipality to curb dog menace.
This is what all municipalities in #Telangana are doing to remove dogs.Complete violation of ABC rules. No dignity, no hygiene and not scientific. Mindless slaughter in #Siddipet @Collector_SDPT @arvindkumar_ias @TSMAUDOnline @Manekagandhibjp @peta @bluecrosshyd @amalaakkineni1 pic.twitter.com/BprnMLxLcg— Donita Jose (@DonitaJose) June 22, 2019
According to Vidya, who is a member of the Compassionate Society for Animals (CSA) and the animal right’s activist that shot the video, said that she was the first one to notice the truck loading of the dead bodies at the Srinagar colony of Siddipet.
Of the 40 dogs dead, I regularly used to feed three dogs which belonged to our area. On Saturday morning, I couldn’t find any of the animals in the locality and that’s when one of the residents here told me that they saw workers picking dogs from around the area. I spotted the truck that was carrying the dead animals. They told me that were given permission by the civic body to do so. Is this how the authorities enforce birth control among animals? They didn’t even spare the little ones which were just a few months old,
Joel Davis, Commissioner of Police Siddipet, told ANI that they have registered the case under section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals Act.
Telangana: 40 stray dogs allegedly killed & buried by the Siddipet Municipal Corporation. Joel Davis, Commissioner, Siddipet says, “Case has been registered under relevant sections, we are yet to recover bodies of the dogs, further investigation underway.” pic.twitter.com/ORAl2nZ2LT— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
According to the other animal rights’ activists on the scene, none of the works deployed for the job belonged to the municipality.
Praveen, another member of the CSA present on the scene, alleged,
They didn’t have the municipality uniform and had worn only gloves for safety. When questioned, they told us that they were just daily wage labourers and were asked to pick the dogs which were already poisoned by a team that was sent by the civic body.
The District Collector has reportedly suspended four members of the civic body.
Twitter users have also reacted strongly to this incident of cruelty.
Dear street dog sympathizers request you all to adopt all such dogs— Md Ahmed uddin (@ahmeduddin86) June 22, 2019
& if possible open street dog shelters in every locality.
Sterilize, take care, feed them & make sure they don’t create nuisance to public.
This way you can avoid such actions of cruelty against them.
This really enrages me beyond my grief.— SarcaSamStudios (@SarcasSamStudio) June 24, 2019
How depraved can someone be to order something like this.
Makes me sick to the stomach.
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This is F****** madness. Stop this shit https://t.co/K7M9frgBnM— Nitesh Dalal (@NiteshDalal2) June 24, 2019