Govt Seeks Ban On “Dangerous” Dog Breeds After Fatal Attacks, Suggests To Ban Sale, Breed, Import Of Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Terriers, Mastiffs 

Govt Seeks Ban On "Dangerous" Dog Breeds After Fatal Attacks, Suggests To Ban Sale, Breed, Import Of Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Terriers, Mastiffs

Govt Seeks Ban On "Dangerous" Dog Breeds After Fatal Attacks, Suggests To Ban Sale, Breed, Import Of Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Terriers, Mastiffs

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In response to recent fatal dog attacks, the government is pushing for a ban on the import, breeding, and sale of several breeds deemed “dangerous,” including Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Terriers, Wolf dogs, and Mastiffs. This measure also extends to mixed and cross breeds, as stated by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

The government’s advisory, issued to all states, urges local bodies to refrain from granting licenses or permits for the sale and breeding of these dog breeds. The decision comes after a committee of experts and animal welfare bodies conducted a report, prompted by an order from the Delhi High Court.

“Dogs from these breeds already kept as pets will be sterilized to prevent further breeding,” an official release stated. The list of identified breeds subject to the ban includes Pitbulls, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terriers, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldogs, Boerboels, Kangas, central Asian shepherd dogs, caucasian shepherd dogs, south Russian shepherd dogs,tornjak,sarplaninac dog and Akita, mastiffs, rottweiler, terriers, Rhodesian, wolf dogs, canario akbash Moscow guard, cane corso and any dog commonly referred to as a Bandog.

Additionally, the government is urging local bodies to issue necessary implementation guidelines. This action follows numerous representations from concerned citizens and welfare organizations, along with the Delhi High Court’s directive regarding the prohibition of certain dog breeds as pets.

The Delhi High Court had previously ordered the Union of India to expedite the decision-making process regarding this matter. The government, in response, has asked states to ensure the enforcement of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules 2017 and 2018 by local bodies and state animal welfare boards.

This move aims to protect human lives from potential harm caused by aggressive dog breeds and to ensure the safety and well-being of communities across the nation.

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