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Supreme Court’s big comment on the menace of stray dogs: ‘Those who feed them can be held responsible…’

The Supreme Court on Friday suggested that people who regularly feed stray dogs could be made responsible for their vaccinations and also be liable to bear the cost if those animals attack people. , while stressing on the need to find a solution to the menace of stray dogs.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and JK Maheshwari was hearing petitions regarding the menace of stray dogs in Kerala, Justice Khanna orally said that he is a dog lover and has many dog ​​lovers and suggested that those who Feeding stray dogs They may put a number or mark on the dog they feed.

“If a person is attacked, they will be responsible for vaccinating them and bearing the cost,” he said.

The bench emphasized that it is necessary to find a solution to the menace of stray dogs and there is a need to strike a balance between people feeding stray dogs and at the same time protecting innocent people from attack by stray dogs.

It has been observed that it is important to acknowledge that there is a problem – dogs can become fussy or get an infection due to lack of food. It further states that rabies infected dogs can be kept in the care center by the concerned authorities.

Advocate VK Biju submitted that since August 8, school children and women are being attacked by ferocious dogs in public places. Biju had recently raised the issue of stray dog ​​attacks before the apex court and highlighted the recent death of a 12-year-old victim in Kerala.

The counsel representing the Government of Kerala referred to the judgment of the Kerala High Court passed in 2015 to reduce the population of stray dogs in accordance with the local body laws.

The court also asked the Shree Jagan Commission set up by the Supreme Court in 2016 to examine complaints about dog attacks and the distribution of compensation to victims in Kerala to submit a report.

After hearing the arguments, the top court fixed the matter for next hearing on September 28 and allowed animal rights groups to intervene.

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