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Canine rules to rule out dog bites

With rising canine bites in Rajasthan, the state government has come up with guidelines against stray . The director local bodies (DLB), which regulates municipalities in the state has released the rules. 

According to the guidelines, the aggressive and violent dogs shall be transported outside the limit of city area. These will be identified and vaccinated properly. In last three months, more than 2,000 people have become victim of canine bites. 

“Dogs bites have become rampant in the state. We are concerned about the safety of people especially who have become victim of dog bites. At the same time, we need to take care of the health and well being of dogs also,” said Suresh Kumar Ola, director, DLB. 

According to an estimate, there are more than 10 lakh dogs in the state. Out of which 80,000 are in Jaipur city. 

Rules to curb canine bites

  • 1. Violent and aggressive dogs shall be transported outside the limits of city on complaints of colleges, schools, parents and general public
  • 2. Dogs to be identified and vaccinated properly
  • 3. All stray dogs roaming around rooms, gynaec rooms, operation theatre and children wards of government or private hospitals should be moved out of city limits on complaint of medical and health department.
  • 4. All the domestic dogs to be identified and their owners to be made accountable for vaccinations
  • 5. Strike better coordination with dog related NGOs to promote animal birth control (ABC) programme. 
  • 6. Ensure proper coordination with NGOs to put all stray dogs at one place 

Recently, the central government has come out with some guidelines to curb the menace of deadly dog bites. It has urged the state governments to impose a ban on the import, sale and breeding of 25 ferocious dog breeds citing them to be a threat to human life. The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has sent a letter to the secretaries of and Union territories to ensure the imposition of the ban with immediate effect from March 12, 2024 onwards.

Those who have these dog breeds as pets will be allowed to keep them provided they have a proper license for them and also a certificate of sterilisation from a registered veterinary doctor. They will also have to keep the vaccination on schedule and keep a record of it. 

Vivek Shukla
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Vivek Shukla is a management graduate who has worked in corporate worked for 20 years and is now pursuing his passion — news.
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