After Mizoram, Nagaland bans sale of dog meat

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  • July 4, 2020
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After Mizoram, Nagaland bans sale of dog meat

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Animal welfare and conservation

In news:

  • Nagaland government decides to ban the commercial import and sale of dogs and dog meat.
  • The Mizoram government had taken a similar decision in March.
  • The announcement followed an appeal by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO), which is an apex body of animal rights groups.

Do you know?

  • Dog meat — considered a delicacy among certain communities of Nagaland and some other parts of the Northeast — has been traditionally consumed in parts of the state for decades. 
  • Certain communities in Nagaland also consider dog meat to have medicinal properties.
  • Regulation 2.5 of Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulation 2011, FSSAI which lists out meat and meat products which are fit for consumption. 
  • Dog meat is not on the list, and thus, considered unfit for human consumption. 

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