India’s Nagaland state announces an end to its brutal dog meat trade, sparing 30,000 dogs a year

Friday, July 3, 2020
Humane Society International

Humane Society International/India and People for Animals welcome “major turning point” in campaign to end dog meat cruelty

NEW DELHI—In a landmark decision, India’s Government of the state of Nagaland has ended the brutal dog meat trade. The decision announced today by the cabinet will end the import, trade and sale of live dogs and dog meat. Humane Society International/India and People for Animals have campaigned for years to end India’s dog meat trade, and welcome this decision as a major turning point in ending the cruelty of India’s hidden dog meat trade.  HSI/India estimates that around 30,000 dogs a year are smuggled into Nagaland where they are sold in live markets and beaten to death with wooden clubs.

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