New Delhi: Kerala seeks permission from Supreme Court to kill violent stray dogs. The application was submitted by the state government and two local self-governing bodies.
Current regulations allow euthanasia only for dogs in emergencies. Therefore, permission from the Supreme Court is required to kill violent and aggressive dogs. The state has taken steps for this.
Current laws allow the culling of birds or animals when they are infected with infectious diseases. In such a severe situation of stray dog attacks, the state needs to relax the current rules and give permission. The Justice Sirijagan Committee has informed the Supreme Court that the failure of the ABC scheme is the reason for the increase in street dogs in the state.