States asked to build ‘hostels’ for stray cows, dogs

New Delhi, June 14: Asking states and union territories to build “hostels” for stray cows and dogs, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) on Thursday said a committee will check that young animals are not killed in slaughter houses. The AWBI, which has moved closer to the national capital by shifting its headquarters from Chennai to Ballabhgarh (Haryana), also assured that all the states will resolve the issue of stray animals within a month. It also asked the states to ensure there is adequate ‘Gochar’ or grazing land, build animal hostels and make provisions for proper spaces for animals within their planned or smart cities. (IANS)