Nagaland’s Chief Secretary Temjen Toy on Friday declared that the State authorities has determined to ban the industrial import and buying and selling of canines and canine markets and likewise the sale of the meat, each cooked and raw.
“The State Government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked. Appreciate the wise decision taken by the State’s Cabinet”, Mr Toy wrote in a tweet, tagging BJP MP Maneka Gandhi and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
The State Government has determined to ban industrial import and buying and selling of canines and canine markets and likewise the sale of canine meat, each cooked and raw. Appreciate the clever choice taken by the State’s Cabinet @Manekagandhibjp@Neiphiu_Rio
— Temjen Toy (@temjentoy) July 3, 2020
The choice comes within the wake of the picture of canines being bought at Dimapur markets surfaced on-line on social media, inflicting an outcry.
Recently, Pritish Nandy, a distinguished poet, and former Rajya Sabha MP, took to Twitter, interesting to his followers to affix a motion to ban the sale and consumption of canine meat in Nagaland markets.
“This is urgent. You can help make history by sending an email tonight to [email protected] saying Nagaland must stop dog markets, dog restaurants, and smuggling of dogs into the state. Eating dog meat is inhuman, not just illegal. The issue comes before the cabinet tomorrow”, he wrote.
People additionally took to social media urging to signal a petition corresponding to ”Chief minister: Ban canine killing and consuming in Nagaland”.