Union Government banned import of dogs for commercial breeding
Posted on: 29 Apr 2016 14:15:04
29 April 2016 Current Affairs: Union government on 27 April 2016 issued a notification banning the import of dogs for commercial breeding. The imports are allowed only for research or defence purposes.The ban came after many animal rights organisations raised concerns over foreign breed dogs suffering due to unsuitable climatic conditions.Humane Society International (HSI) and People for Animals along with other groups had urged the government to ban the import on dogs for breeding as it was resulting in the overpopulation of street dogs in the country.
They were of the view that a large number of dogs that are not suitable for the country’s tropical climate such as St Bernards, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and others are being imported by breeders in India.Many imported breed dogs are being abandoned by the owners as they have poor understanding of the breed’s requirement.Animal rights groups also urged the government to enact the pet shop and breeder regulations as recommended by the Law Commission of India.
In 2015, the commission published a report on titled Need to Regulate Pet Shops and Dog Breeding and Aquarium Fish Breeding which recommended the Union Government to take cognizance of the issue.
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