Maneka Gandhi puts an end to dog fight show in Punjab

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 June 2018, 05:46 PM

Punjab Police on Saturday stopped a dog fight planned at Nihal Singh Wala in Moga district after Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi intervened in the matter.

Police have registered a case against the organisers of the proposed dog fight show, under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

An ad on the show surfaced on the walls of Nihal Singh Wala recently, prompting the deputy commissioner to direct the district police to take immediate action.

The dog fight show is a "blood sport" in which canines are made to attack each other. Trained pit bulls and other breeds were to take part in the show, a police official said. The matter was brought to the attention of the DC by Gandhi’s office, he added.

Maneka had in February raised the issue of the growing menace of dog fighting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

First Published: Saturday, June 16, 2018 05:34 PM
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