Government Plans on Ban on Aggressive Dog Breeds

  • 14 Mar 2024

Central government contemplates ban on importing, breeding, and selling aggressive dog breeds.

  • Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying advises states against issuing licenses for these breeds.
  • Advisory follows report by committee formed after Delhi High Court order.
  • Plans include sterilization of existing pets to curb further breeding.
  • Identified breeds for ban include Pitbull Terrier, American Bulldog, Rottweiler, and more.
  • Local bodies instructed to enforce guidelines for implementation.
  • Directive comes after representations from citizens and animal welfare groups.
  • Delhi High Court's order emphasized consultation with stakeholders.
  • Government instructs states to enforce animal cruelty prevention rules effectively.