The Nagaland Cabinet has decided under the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act 1960 that the sale and consumption of dog meat in the state has been completely banned. This decision is considered important to check cases of increasing cruelty to animals. The dog is baked on both cooked and raw meat. Government spokesman Kronu said, “The state cabinet took this decision in view of the dangers of bringing dogs from other states for consumption and under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.” He said that the state government has decided to ban commercial import and trade of pigs with immediate effect. Cronu said that the state had already banned the import of pigs after the outbreak of swine flu in the area. Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy informed the state government’s decision in a tweet.
Significantly, dog meat has been eaten in the North Eastern states. People here consider dog meat as high nutrition. Although it is legally illegal to kill a dog and eat its meat, dog meat is still consumed in Nagaland and other northeastern states. Recently, after a video of dog vandalism went viral, there was a lot of ruckus on social media. One reason for banning dog meat is also being given. This order of Chief Minister Nefue Rio is being praised in the state.