November 19, 2019
Mimi Chakraborty speaks on the need for strict laws against animal cruelty
Good afternoon Sir. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak today.
I am speaking on the issue which really pains my heart and I am sure it does for others too. I am speaking on the enactment of an appropriate law with respect to street dogs. There is no proper law or an Act for street dogs except for a few sections in the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals Act of 1960 which has not fully covered them from getting regular treatment, immunisations, medicines, hospitalisation and other support.
Apart from all of this, another major issue which pains my heart is against the private handlers of security hotels’ dog squads who are using the canines 24×7 but are not taking any proper care of the dogs. Even, those dogs are not getting enough food and water regularly and mistreated in the rain, sun and extreme weather conditions.
Unfortunately, after all the amendments have been made, no strict laws have been taken against the torturous treatment of dogs in the country. I urge upon the Government to have a regular observation and make a strict law against animal cruelty.