Believe it or not — an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) registrar wants to export dogs to countries that will eat them to control 'stray dog menace'.
The Times of India reported that Bhopal-based KV Satya Murthy believes exporting the four-legged creatures to countries like China — where dogs are eaten — is the solution.
"As bacon, beef, lamb, mutton, chicken are exported to other countries, we can also think of exporting dogs directly to such countries under bilateral tie-up without killing the dogs,'' he said.
The tale gets even more ridiculous. Murthy has actually put this request in writing to the Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy after the state launched a statewide culling of dogs.
Over the last eight months, 40,000 dog bite cases have been reported in Kerala. CM Chandy has been pro-active and called an all-party meeting in which he is reported to have said, "The government is committed to protecting the people. We will take strict measures to control the stray dog population. The veterinary department has been given instructions to ensure sufficient vaccination."
See? That's a much better way to deal with the problem.
As for Mr Murthy: India's dog-lovers are going to be baying for your blood soon.
Read the full Times of India story here.
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Updated Date: Jul 22, 2015 19:01:05 IST