Target: TR Zeliang, Chief Minister of Nagaland, India
Goal: Shut down illegal dog meat markets in Nagaland, India.
Thousands of dogs are brutally killed each year at illegal meat markets in Nagaland, India. Every year, approximately 30,000 dogs are rounded up, muzzled, and bundled into sacks. This includes both stray dogs and pet dogs that are stolen from their homes. These captive dogs are taken to local markets, where they’re kept in the sacks. While they’re waiting to be butchered, they’re forced to sit alongside the remains of dogs that came before them. Buyers will often choose the dog they want to eat, and will then watch the dog get clubbed to death.
These dog meat markets are completely illegal under Indian law. Eating dog meat was made illegal in India under the Food Safety and Standards Regulation of 2011. Also, the cruel transportation and treatment of dogs was banned under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Nagaland’s dog meat markets blatantly disregard both of these laws. But local authorities are failing to upload the laws, allowing the dog meat markets to thrive.
These horrific and completely illegal dog meat markets need to be shut down, and the inhumane traders must be punished for their actions. Sign our petition and tell the state of Nagaland’s government that they must shut down these cruel and illegal dog meat markets.
Dear Mr. Zeliang,
Throughout Nagaland, there are illegal markets where dogs are butchered for their meat. Approximately 30,000 dogs are killed each year, including both stray dogs and pet dogs stolen from their owners. These dogs are muzzled and transported in sacks to markets, where they stay until they are clubbed to death.
You have the power to shut down these illegal markets that kill thousands of dogs every year. Eating dog meat was made illegal under the Food Safety and Standards Regulation of 2011. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 also bans the cruel treatment and transportation of animals. By upholding these laws, you’ll be able to save the lives of thousands of innocent dogs.
I urge you to shut down all of the illegal dog meat markets in Nagaland. Please work with local authorities to stop these traders who steal stray and pet dogs for their cruel markets.
[Your Name Here]
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