West Godavari: In a terrific event of animal barbarity, about 300 stray dogs were poisoned to death and buried in West Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh, an animal rights group charged.
While speaking to ANI, Dharmajigudem Sub Inspector Ramesh said, “Lingapalem village panchayat staff have murdered almost 300 stray dogs in the village on July 24. The issue came to focus when an animal rights activist named Challapalli Srilata complained to Dharmajigudem police on July 29.”
“Challapalli Srilata in her complaint stated that she discovered that almost 300 stray dogs were killed with poisonous injections and were inhumanely thrown in a pit dug nearby village pond. Based on her complaint, Dharmajigudem police station cops have filed a case under section 429 of IPC and Section 11(l) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.”, the police official added.
All the dogs were put in a big plastic bag and dumped in a ditch on a big ground. Further probe into the matter is ongoing.