Legal notice to MCG for policy mandating registration of pet dogs

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

We are hoping that after this notice, MCG will cease the registration of pet dogs,” added Joshi.When contacted, MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said that the SC order restricted elimination of strays and not registration of pet dogs. GURUGRAM: Animal rights activist Anjali Gopalan and city resident Chetna Joshi have served a legal notice to MCG for its policy mandating registration of pet dogs within the municipal area. “Registration of pet dogs is within our powers and will help control the stray dog menace and take care of dogs in terms of vaccination and sterilisation,” he added. Earlier too, the duo had served a legal notice to MCG in this matter.“Two other municipalities were recently pulled up by the Supreme Court for contempt as they didn’t comply with its order. According to them, the policy is unconstitutional and against Animal Birth Control Rules, 2001, and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.The notice, a copy of which has been accessed by TOI, said the aforementioned Acts were central laws and superseded Section 311 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, which, therefore, was unconstitutional and invalid.

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