After Mizoram, Nagaland bans sale of dog meat
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Animal welfare and conservation
- 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.