• Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:05 am

The practice of dog culling must stop

  • Published at 11:48 pm August 8th, 2019
Dog
Photo: SYED LATIF HOSSAIN

It must be remembered that animal cruelty remains a criminal offense

One of the ways in which we judge the civility of a society is the way it treats its most vulnerable members -- the poor, the sick, the downtrodden.

And perhaps the most vulnerable amongst these remain the mostly harmless animals who roam our streets and, to them, we as a society have been anything but kind.

Most recently, a press release from the People for Animal Welfare Foundation, revealed that Comilla City Corporation has been indiscriminately killing dogs for the last two or three weeks, with little to no evidence that these dogs had posed any harm to residents.

What makes the act worse is the barbarism shown, with the dogs being caught in iron traps and caged -- a most unnecessary act of cruelty that is not becoming of a civilized society. 

It must be remembered that animal cruelty remains a criminal offense; in July of this year, the Bangladesh Parliament passed the Animal Welfare Bill 2019, which imposed stricter punishments for cruelty to animals, a move we could not help but commend. 

However, it seems that certain segments of society are yet to catch up. While we understand the need to protect citizens from rabid dogs, such acts of cruelty cannot be carried out without proof of the matter. 

This most recent culling must be investigated and whoever responsible for these actions must be brought to justice. 

We as a society cannot allow cruel practices such as these to exist, no matter who they are carried out against -- man or beast. 

64
60
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail