Recently there was a report in Star of Mysore on the carcass of a calf found near the Sub-Registrar’s Office at I-Block, Ramakrishnanagar in the city. It was suspected to be a leopard attack, which later turned out be be false as with the help of CCTV cameras installed nearby, it was found out to be stray dogs attack.
The area is full of street dogs and cattle. Recently, there was a letter published in this column about pigs being rampant in the area too. While the dogs keep the residents awake during the night with their continuous howls, the cattle have the habit of roaming around the area in search of feed, house to house, throughout the day.
They also try to reach out to the plants which have been carefully nursed by the residents of the area within the compounds of their houses. They also freely roam on the very busy Outer Ring Road, sometimes threatening to gore passersby with their horns, whenever they are found carrying vegetables and fruits.
As a result, mishaps are waiting to happen in the locality. Also, with so many dogs and cattle on the streets, the day is not far off when leopards will invade the area too.
The area Corporator, a woman, remains incommunicado and non-functional.
I appeal to the authorities to attend to this menace immediately before someone gets injured or killed.
– P.L. Jothindra, Ramakrishnanagar, 3.2.2023
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THESE SO CALLED “ANIMAL RIGHT ACTIVISTS” ARE MORE DANGEROUS AND CRUELLER THAN STRAY DOGS. Just because the Mysore MP made some remarks, these people are protesting. WHERE WERE THESE ACTIVISTS WHEN A POOR HELPLESS 4 YEAR CHILD WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY A PACK DOGS IN HYDERABAD? These activists are heartless people. It was gut-wrenching to see the video of the boy being bitten to death. Yet I saw some “animal right activists” defending stray dogs in TV news debates. As per various data available on internet, India report millions of cases of dog bites and around 20,000 cases of rabies. WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DO THESE ANIMAL RIGHT ACTIVISTS NEED TO AGREE THAT STRAY DOGS ARE MENACE TO THE SOCIETY. I am NOT saying stray dogs should be killed but they have to be relocated or kept in an animal shelter. They just can’t be allowed on streets. Or the best thing would be that these animal lovers keep them in their homes and pamper them as much as they want. Stray dogs have no role in ecological/food chain unlike some other living creatures. It is high time the problem of stray dogs is seen like other urban civic issues.