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Tamil Nadu Bans Dog Breeds

Tamil Nadu Bans Dog Breeds:

The Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Department recently declared a prohibition on 23 dog breeds deemed ‘ferocious’, including well-known types like the Rottweiler, Pitbull Terrier and Tosa Inu.

  • This decision was largely motivated by a distressing incident in Chennai where a Rottweiler severely injured a child.
  • The catalyst for this regulatory action was an event at a park in the Thousand Lights area of Chennai, where a five-year-old girl was attacked by two Rottweiler dogs.
  • The girl, the daughter of a security guard, was playing when the dogs pounced on her, causing serious injuries.
  • The incident resulted in the arrest of three individuals, including the owner of the dogs, following a complaint about the owner’s negligence.
  • Earlier in March, a directive from the central government was sent to all state chief secretaries, urging them to halt the import and sale of 23 types of ferocious dogs.
  • This national call highlighted the need for stringent controls on breeds perceived as dangerous and stressed the importance of proper handling, including the use of leashes and securing necessary licenses from local authorities.