FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Batadrava, May 5: The demand for dog meat in galand is greater than its supply, so live dogs are illegally trafficked there from Assam. However, a major effort of these traffickers was foiled on Thursday night when locals along with the cops in Samaguri in gaon successfully maged to rescue 75 dogs from the clutches of the ruthless dog trade. Four traffickers were also arrested in this process. Some locals of Samaguri maged to catch the truck at Samaguri Bazar area at around 8.30 in the evening which was going towards Dimapur from Rupohihat, gaon. The four traffickers have been identified as Raju Momin, Prakash Momin, Sanio Sangma and Paobeng Sangma. All of them are from Sokolating in Karbi Anglong.
The NGO ‘People for Animals’ who have been playing an important role in fighting the dog trade were also informed. Sangeeta Goswami, Chairperson of the NGO said, “Unfortutely, 22 out of the 75 dogs have collapsed. They were kept in really pathetic condition. We have sent the remaining dogs to our shelter home. The dog trade is very active in galand. In 2008, I recall rescuing around 80 dogs from Khetri which were also being taken to galand for consumption. Dog meat is sold there for about Rs 400/kg.