Guwahati News Desk: The JBF (INDIA) TRUST — a Guwahati-based social sector organization expresses their concern regarding the constant disappearance of stray/street/community dogs from certain prime localities of Guwahati since the last consecutive days which is a probable result of the serious threat to the ‘Dog Meat Trade’. According to the local feeders, most of the dogs have disappeared within the last few days.
Reportedly, on 30/11/21, Abhayapuri Police, Bongaigaon has been successful in apprehending one member of a dog-smuggling racket with the help and intervention of ‘We Animals’ and ‘JBF’. The racket consisted of three members among whom Sangrik Marak was captured red-handed with the joint help of local residents. The Abhayapuri police are in search of the other two people involved in this case. Similarly, Guwahati is facing similar circumstances as the number of dog missing cases are seemingly surfacing.
On 2/12/21 street vendors at Panjabari near the State Bank of India, reported having seen 6 dogs being forcefully abducted by some people in a car. Till now, two complaints in Latasil and Dispur Police station and one FIR (First Information Report) in Noonmati police station have been lodged against the illegal abduction of dogs from streets. Unfortunately, we are yet to see some effective response in terms of catching the culprits from the Assam Police regarding such a heinous crime.
JBF, being involved in the domain of animal welfare since 2003 and on behalf of similar animal welfare organizations and well-wishers have requested the Chief Minister of the state, the Veterinary Minister of the state, the DGP and AWBI as well as to take necessary steps to mend the situation. Moreover, JBF (INDIA) is also trying tocreate awareness drives through social media platforms and through offline mediums as well, states a press release.
Dr Sashanka Sekhar Dutta, Managing Trustee of JBF states “On behalf of all other animal welfare organizations and animal lovers, I urge the government to prioritize this issue as a major problem of the community and take the required actions against such an inhumane activity that has been going on in our community. This will not only save the life of some innocent animals but also will help in preventing deadly diseases like rabies.”