Dead dogs are all over the streets of Chittagong, but the city corporation denies killing them.There are allegations that the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has been poisoning dogs after their numbers increased recently, Agencies report.
Locals have reported large numbers of dead dogs at Agrabad’s Muhuri Parha, Rangi Parha, Panwala Parha, Mistiri Parha, Paschim Mistiri Parha and near Lal Masjid. At least 88 adult dogs were found dead in these areas.
At Ghatfarhadbegh, 15 dogs were found in one dustbin. They were dying because city corporation workers have been poisoning garbage waste, according to locals. The city workers killed dogs from Tuesday morning to noon, said Agrabad resident SM Rezaul Karim.
“A few of us approached our local councillor. He told us the dogs were being killed by locals. He hung up the phone when we asked him why CCC workers were culling dogs.” Ward-28 Councillor Nazmul Hawue Duke denied having any knowledge of the culling but most of the dead dogs were found in his area at Agrabad.
“I don’t have any news of dogs dying. I don’t know anything about this.” Dog culling is a crime punishable under the Bangladesh Wild Life (Conservation and Security) Act, 2012.
A High Court order in 2012 banned dog culling and asked relevant bodies to adopt alternate measures.