Bihar: 30 Stray Dogs Shot Dead In Begusarai Following Government's Order
According to sources, the choice was made due to the increasing fear of stray, feral dogs in the neighbourhood.
NEW DELHI: Following a government directive, a group of shooters murdered at least 30 stray dogs in the Begusarai region of Bihar. To address the threat of man-eating dogs in Begusarai, the district administration and Patna's Forest and Environment Department organised a team.
The choice was made due to the increasing fear of stray, feral dogs in the neighbourhood. The crew from Patna killed 16 vicious stray dogs on Tuesday and 14 dogs on Wednesday after arriving.
The stray dogs were slain by Shakti Kumar, a hunter from the Forest and Environment Department, and his team when they arrived at Bahiyar of Bachwada, Kadarabad, Arba, Bhikhamchak, and Rani Panchayats.
In locating and killing stray dogs, the locals also assisted the hunters. People in the village have been killed by these dogs.
Nearly ten people were attacked by canines that devour humans in 2022. The administration intervened and gave the order to shoot the stray dogs in an effort to stop this.
According to sources, these canines frequently attacked ladies and murdered close to ten women nearby. More of these initiatives, in the opinion of the locals, should be carried out to protect them from stray, wild dogs.
The tragic death of a seven-month-old baby in Noida after being attacked by a pack of stray dogs has once again brought attention to the problem of controlling the number of stray canines.
According to the Centre's livestock census, there were 1.6 crore stray dogs in India in 2021 compared to 1.7 crores in 2012, the year that 17.01 lakh dog bite incidences were reported.
According to data presented by the Center in Parliament during the monsoon session this year, Gujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are the four states with the highest incidences of stray dog bites.
On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh has the most stray dogs, followed by Odisha, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. Over 60% of respondents to a LocalCircles survey conducted throughout all of India reported that assaults by stray and/or pet dogs are a problem in their neighbourhood.