Lucknow: Banned Dog breeds cannot be kept as pets starting April

Beginning on April 1, Lucknow Municipal Corporation will conduct a door-to-door campaign to uphold the central government's ban on 23 dog breeds.

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Beginning on April 1, Lucknow Municipal Corporation will conduct a door-to-door campaign to uphold the central government's ban on the ownership of 23 different dog breeds as pets. Previously, the Union Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department had requested a ban on dog breeds deemed 'hazardous to human life' in a letter to state governments.

The breeds to look out for! 

The following breeds are included in this list: Mastiffs, Rottweilers, Terriers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Wolf Dogs, Canary Dogs, Akbash, Moscow Guard, Cane Corso, Pitbull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Shepherd Dog, and Kangal.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation directs

According to LMC representatives, as of April 1, the civic body would no longer grant new licenses for these animals as pets. They said that it will be illegal for breeding centers to breed them. However, those who currently own certain breeds of pets are permitted to keep them as long as they are properly registered with the LMC and have a license. It will be necessary for pet owners to renew their permits, vaccinate, and sterilize their canines. If the female of these breeds is now pregnant, they can retain the puppies, but going forward, they will not be permitted to reproduce, they stated.

Here's what the official says! 

Dr. Abhinav Verma, the LMC animal welfare officer, stated that if a pet owner is discovered to have a dog of a prohibited breed without a licence and registration during the drive, they will be fined Rs. 5,000 and the dog will be taken away. About 400 of these breeds of dogs are kept as pets in Lucknow, according to LMC. 5,370 pet dog permits were issued by LMC in the current fiscal year, the bulk of which were for domestic breeds. Popular international breeds include the German Shepherd and Labrador.

AHVS on the issue in hand

The AHVS directive halts licences for banned dog breeds, emphasizes sterilisation over euthanasia. The phased strategy includes pet shop involvement and behavior control. The minister highlights the importance of dog registration in the state assembly. The AHVS guideline promotes sterilization over euthanasia and stops granting licenses for canine breeds that are prohibited. Behavior control and participation with pet stores are part of the phased plan. The state assembly's minister emphasizes the need for dog registration.

State prohibitions on harmful dog breeds, such as Rottweilers and Pitbulls, are sought by the federal government. According to a report, sterilization of pets. A list of banned breeds has been published. The committee speaks with the High Court of Delhi. The decision is in favor of proper pet ownership.