Steps taken to control stray animals: Corporation

Published: 25th June 2013 12:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2013 12:49 PM   |  A+A-

All efforts are being made to control the movement of stray dogs, pigs and cattle on the roads and streets, the Chennai Corporation has said in its counter-affidavit filed in the Madras High Court.

The counter was filed in response to a writ petition from K Chandrasekaran on Nanganallur praying for a direction to the Corporation to take action against the owners of the animals which loitered on the streets and roads without a valid licence and paved the way for accidents.

Recording the submissions in the counter and expressing the hope that the Corporation would continue to take effective efforts to curtail cattle menace, a division bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and M Venugopal disposed of the public interest writ petition.

In its counter, the Corporation submitted that it had been taking various steps to control the birth rate of stray dogs and pigs as per the provisions of Animal Birth Control (Dog Rules) and the directions of the High Court on earlier occasions. Between 2010-12, as many as 2,851 cattle had been impounded and `42 lakh had been collected as fines. The Corporation was taking all the measures to control stay dogs, pigs and cattle in all its zones, it added.

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