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Activists rescue 26 dogs at Jowai

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Sept 20: galand has always been in the spotlight for dog meat trading as there it is considered to be a delicacy. But this time around, Mizoram has also come into focus.

Many whistleblowers and activists who love and care animals, including the one that epitomizes selfless love and endless faith, have been raising concerns and alarmed about this.

Something of this sort happened in Shillong on Monday when animal rights activists from Guwahati, Shillong and Jowai, along with the police, came together to expose a racket involved in dog meat trade. The operation was headed by sub-inspector Kiran Lyngdoh and N Lamare from Khliehriat police station. A taxi carrying three dogs that were tied up in bags was spotted at Jowai. The dogs are suspected to origite from East Jaintia Hills and were being carried to Aizawl. The dogs were allegedly being smuggled to be sold for meat.

“We were looking for three dogs and ended up rescuing 26 tied and gagged dogs,” informed an animal rights activist of Guwahati. The dogs were dehydrated, hurt, wailing and in mental trauma. They were scared and in need of immediate medical attention. JBF Guwahati and Purr Paws Foundation, Guwahati have extended their support to provide medical aid as well as volunteer in the relief. Actions are now being taken to rehabilitate these dogs and bring them back to a normalcy.

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