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Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking to stop killing of street dogs

After receiving a number of pleas filed by the animal rights activists, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will resume its hearing on people’s request to stop the killing of stray dogs. The activists have challenged the order passed by various civic bodies for the culling of stray dogs in Kerala and Mumbai.

On January 17, the Supreme Court declared that street dogs too, have a right to live and they shall only be put to death when they causing a threat to the society. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi dismissed a plea that all stray dogs should be killed in view rising cases of dog bites over the years, even causing the death of people.

 The bench called for a balanced approach on the issue saying that compassion should be shown towards stray dogs but they cannot be allowed to trouble society.

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