The increasing number of straying cattle on the roads of Goa including the
Highways is a matter of great concern. Over the years crores have been
spent also on the stray dog menace but the situation is just getting
shoddier. The so called sterilisation programme is just not
working. Sterilization alone can never be the only solution to this grave
and alarming crisis of stray dogs.

We have the stray dog population multiplying in every nook and corner of
Goa. All cities and every corner of the villages are infested, with
the stray dogs even messing up Goa’s beaches. The situation is very
alarming and disturbing. Animal welfare organizations have been making tall
claims about their successes in controlling the stray dog population.
However, the general public remains unimpressed as the stray dog population
grows relentlessly.

The anguish and distress faced by a victim of a dog bite is only to be
experienced or seen. Pet animals may be an asset to the society. It is also
true that animals are required to be protected from unnecessary pain and
suffering. However, when it comes to choosing between the suffering of
human beings due to a dog bite, obviously the weightage will have to be
given to the suffering of humans.  There is a need and necessity to
consider the seriousness of the stray dog and cattle menace in a very
dispassionate manner not being influenced by any emotional issues.

Aires Rodrigues

Advocate High Court

C/G-2, Shopping Complex

Ribandar Retreat,

Ribandar – Goa – 403006

Mobile No: 9822684372

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