Seize! Detain! Kill! — Sri Lanka Readying Legislation to Kill its Dogs!
Posted on September 12th, 2017

Champa Fernando Secretary, KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare)

A worldwide petition protesting to Minister Faiszer Musthapha, Hon. Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, to not to legalize killing of dogs in Sri Lanka has gained close to 30,000 signatures within a week from across the world and within Sri Lanka.

The petition asks to say NO to ITEM 14 of Sri Lanka’s Draft Dog Registration Act – LDO 36/2015, which would give the Provincial Councils the legality to kill ALL straying dogs!

Some Government Officials led by the Secretary to the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, want as per ITEM 14 of the above Act, ALL STRAY DOGS to be SEIZED by EVERY Local Authority, DETAINED and KILLED if not claimed by payment in 3 Days!!

This would be the beginning of the end of the No-Kill Policy on Dogs, a policy upheld by Minister Faiszer Musthapha as one that cannot be violated. But including Item 14 in the Dog Registration Act will clearly violate the No-Kill Policy, making the Minister’s humane stance hollow and meaningless.

The polarity of opinion of the Minister and some of his officials on this issue is indeed peculiar and needs to be bridged in favour of the civilized, humane option of Non-Killing of Dogs, discarding sinister plans to start killing dogs in Sri Lanka.

Predominantly a Buddhist Country, Sri Lanka enjoys a NO-Kill Policy on Dogs since 2006 and has a National Dog Sterilization Programme annually funded by the Government in place since 2008. This HUMANE approach is lauded world over and Sri Lanka is seen as a trailblazing, civilized and progressive country in the region.

So what is needed is not to go back to the Medieval Age by starting to kill dogs, a method proven over hundred years to be futile with regard to controlling the dog population, but to progress forward on the No-Kill Policy and ensure that the dog sterilization programme is effectively and comprehensively carried out right across this small Island nation so that the dog population is systematically and sustainably and HUMANELY reduced.

The petition can be signed at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/949/809/086/seize-detain-kill-sri-lanka-readying-legislation-to-kill-its-dogs/?taf_id=41835710&cid=fb_na

Champa Fernando

Secretary, KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare)

7 Responses to “Seize! Detain! Kill! — Sri Lanka Readying Legislation to Kill its Dogs!”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    I’m TOTALLY OPPOSED to killing animals even for food. But killing stay dogs and cats is a GOOD THING.

    These animals live a MISERABLE LIFE, often injured and no one to look after and SREAD DISEASE. Rabies kills more than 100 people annually!! This is NOT acceptable.

    But they must be killed HUMANELY without causing pain. Let their INNOCENT SOULS escape this misery and be born in a better life.

  2. Senerath Says:

    According to Lorenzo’s reasoning all beings ( including humans) who are living a MISERBLE LIFE shall be put to a HUMANE death.

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO, Your reasoning is reprehensible,and disgusting, to KILL, under your given circumstances, if the Animals lead** a MISERABLE LIFE, often injured **etc. Then go to the Emergency desk at the hospital, and tell the Doctors to put an end to all those brought in with injuries after an accident, and take away their misery of pain.

    Just because there is no one to look after them, KILL them. What about finding someone to look after them rather than Killing them ? A negative and a Positive choice.

    Rabies is a different kettle of fish.

    Do you think it is a HUMANE thought to KILL them HUMANELY without causing pain ? So you think, but not me, nor many others, I believe. The very thought is perverse.

    You express so much sympathy from your heart, that when they are killed sans misery of pain, you are wishing that they be reborn in a better life. Where did you get this assurance and Guarantee from ?

    Killing injured DOGS and other animals, is not the solution Lorenzo, we have to love them, treat their injuries, and re-habilitate them.

    ANY HUMAN BEING,IN SRILANKA, GETTING READY TO BRING IN LEGISLATION TO KILL DOGS, OR IS COMPLICIT TO ASSIST IN THIS SORDID ENDEAVOUR, WILL BE CURSED ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES FOR GENERATIONS.

    Younger people please note this and watch the LAW OF KARMA working. I will be gone by then.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    A TRUE STORY OF A DOG KILLER

    When I was very very young, the Kotte Urban council had a paid stray DOG Killer. He gets about his job in the Morning, pushing his dog cart, and lassoes any dog he sees on the road, and put them into the cart. Some are domestic dogs straying onto the road. He has about ten to fifteen dogs for a day. Some days very much less, and some days much more. He keeps the dogs in the cart for about two or three days, for any owners to come and save them. These dogs are without water or food, till their last moment.

    Then, finally they are put into a cement chamber and Carbon-Monoxide gassed.

    This man was a hefty man, well built. He fell sick at some stage, and he got paralysed waist downward. Could not walk. Then he had to get a part of a tyre fixed onto his rear, and drag himself on the road begging for food. He suffered hell.

    It is a sad ending for a man who was forced into a profession, which I believe he did not opt for. THAT IS KARMA.

    SO DOG KILLING LEGISLATORS, THINK TWICE. THE LAW OF KARMA WILL BE AT YOUR DOOR STEP

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    SW and Senevi,

    As a Christian I DO NOT believe in KARMA. I believe in a MERCIFUL GOD. I will NOT kill any dog anyway.

    (Now if we are going to enter into an argument of whose religion/philosophy is GREATER, it will NOT have a winner.)

    People can ADOPT stray dogs and cats. I encourage you to do so. I will adopt one. That can SAVE a few.

  6. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! OUT OF THE FOUR DOGS I HAD IN KANDY, THREE WERE PICKED UP AS ABANDONED PUPPIES FROM THE ROAD. SO YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT COMES YEARS LATER. I HAVE ALREADY DONE IT. NO NECESSACITY FOR ARGUEMENT. GOOD LUCK TO YOU. YOUR MERCIFUL GOD WILL BLESS YOU.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lanka is some type of Killing Field, isn’t it ?
    It is not a Buddhist Country, is it ?

    After some 500 yrs of Colonisation, practical Buddhism has petered down to ritual Buddhism mostly.
    It is time to bring back REAL Buddhism.

    Take the stray dogs and neuter them and put them up for adoption. There is no other way to save them, is there ?
    If Readers have good ideas how to save these poor creatures, please write in.

    Neutering unwanted animals and putting them up for Adoption is the best thing to do. I myself have gladly participated in adopting an unwanted pup in Lanka way back in the early 1980s. He brought us company and played with us all – also turned out to be a good watch dog too. He was not neutured, but he did not seek out a “lady dogs” company for
    himself !

    Let alone dogs, Lanka’s present govt appears not being able to take care of their own Human citizzens.

    Re Human Issues :
    DO NOT ALLOW ILLEGAL MIGRANTS into Lanka if GoSL cannot take care of them.
    It is far kinder to ban all ILLEGAL MIGRANTS and return them to their own countries as fast as possible.
    Help them in their own countries, and stop the pretense of being able to help them by bringing them to Lanka.

    Start a Campaign of Free & Safe Birth Control for any adult in over crowded countries, or even any country that wants such material.

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