In a gut-wrenching incident of animal cruelty, a street dog died after some miscreants allegedly tied firecrackers to it and set it alight on the occasion of Diwali.
While the incident occurred during Diwali, the matter came to the fore after a few members of the International Human Rights Commission lodged a complaint in this connection with the Capital Police.
Disturbing images of a young man dragging a dog along the road in Koraput town after tying it to a motorcycle with a rope has gone viral on social media. Whether the dog was dead or alive or died after being dragged on the road is yet to be ascertained.
It has not been ascertained whether the youth was treating the animal like that after its death or the animal died after being dragged on the road.
In a bid to free itself and save its own life, the dog can be seen dangerously swerving from one side of the vehicle to the other.
A shocking incident of a bull being kept tied with a log around its neck has been reported from a village in Puri.
A horse died allegedly due to the negligence by its owner at Kalama Square under Baisinga police limits in Mayurbhanj district. The incident occurred on August 30. Now, it has become talk of the town.
Animal lovers have demanded action against the cruel horse owner.
'Sewa Hi Sankalp', an animal welfare group, has reportedly lodged an FIR against the accused woman at Laxmisagar Police Station.
A complaint has been lodged against the offender identified as Kitab Patnaik of Uparsahi of Jagamara, who allegedly fired the shots at the dogs to punish them for eating a chicken.
In a shocking incident, a man from Sankarpur under Choudwar in Cuttack came under police scanner for allegedly poisoning 20 stray dogs to death.
The gram panchayat gave the task of catching and sterilising stray dogs within panchayat limits to private contractors. It was proposed in the meeting and the emolument rate was fixed for the exercise.
A case has been registered at on the basis of her complaint at the Dharmajigudem police station, under section 429 of IPC and Section 11(l) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, a police official said.
Rout allegedly ran over his car on one puppy of June 3 and the next day he killed another four puppies and another injured while the stray animals were eating food from the roadside by running over his vehicle.
Maneka Gandhi, founder of People For Animals (PFA), also spoke to the Burla Police Station Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) Kamal Lochan Panda in this regard and urged him to initiate legal action against the woman.